John Robinson (1650-1723)

Artist: Unknown
Date: probably 1714-1723

The inventory of Christopher Robinson (1681-1727) of Hewick in Middlesex County included “a picture of the Bishop of London,” who was his uncle, John Robinson. John Robinson was named Bishop of London in 1714. It is possible that the portrait owned by his family in Virginia was painted before his appointment as Bishop of London. His brother, Christopher Robinson (1645-1693) immigrated to Virginia in ca. 1666.

See: “The Robinson Family, of Middlesex, &c.,” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 16 (1908), 215.

Family: Robinson
Attributes: manreligious robes