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James Montagu (1568?–1618), Bishop of Wells (1608–1616)

Photo credit: The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

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Montagu was a distinguished scholar, and translated the works of King James I. He was first Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge 1598–1608, and Dean of Worcester 1604–1608, before being appointed Bishop of Bath and Wells. Amongst his surviving works to 'beautify and expand the Bishop's Palace' are the Jacobean Staircase and the West Window in the Bishop's Chapel. He restored the nave in Bath Abbey, which had been roofless and in a state of disrepair.

The Bishop's Palace & Gardens

Wells


Date

c.1608–1616

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 47 x W 33 cm

Accession number

22

Acquisition method

possibly acquired from Wells Cathedral

Work type

Painting


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Wells, Somerset BA5 2PD England

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