John Michael Wright, 1617 – 1694
Portrait Richard Corbet, MA, 1569- Barrister in Law

Inscribed verso 'J Michael Wright, Pictor Regis pinxit 1635" and inscribed on the front " R.C.M.A. Aeta Suae 66"

oil on canvas
30 x 25in. (76 x 63.5cm.)


Reginald Corbet Adderley Hall Market Drayton in Shropshire,
Purchased at the House sale in 1946, thence by descent.


Younger brother of SIR JOHN CORBET, 1st Baronet, of Stoke, the Corbet family had a long tradition of lawyers.

Sir John Corbet, 1st Baronet of Stoke upon Tern (1594 – July 1662) was an English politician who represented Shropshire in the House of Commons of the long Parliament. A moderate Puritan, he was noted before the English Civil War for his campaigns against extra-parliamentary taxation, which led to his imprisonment, and for waging a long running dispute over control of his parish church at Adderley. He was a notable member of the Shropshire county committee, responsible for pursuing the war against the royalists. Part of a Presbyterian middle group in Parliament, he was one of those secluded from parliament by Pride's Purge, and was stripped of his remaining public offices after the Restoration.