Sampson Strong

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Sampson Strong

Sampson Strong (c.1550–1611) was a Dutch portrait painter. He was a resident portrait painter at Oxford University[1] and painted founder's portraits for All Souls, New and Christ Church colleges.[2] He was followed by Richard Greenway.[3] He was employed by the governors of Christ's Hospital, Abingdon to decorate the hall with portraits of founders, benefactors and former governors.[4]



  1. ^ Titler, Robert (2007). The Face of the City: Civic Portraiture and Civic Identity in Early Modern England. Manchester University Press. p. 175. ISBN 9780719075018.
  2. ^ Mercer, Eric (1962). The Oxford History of English Art: 1553–1625. Clarendon Press. p. 153.
  3. ^ Waterhouse, Ellis (1994). Painting in Britain, 1530–1790 (fifth ed.). Yale University Press. p. 80. ISBN 9780300058338.
  4. ^ Girouard, Mark (1990). The English Town. Pothecary. p. 58. ISBN 9780300063219.