© National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Anne; William, Duke of Gloucester
after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, (circa 1694)
48 in. x 39 1/2 in. (1219 mm x 1003 mm)
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1678 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
This portrait shows Anne, later Queen of Britain and Ireland, with her son William, Duke of Gloucester. William was the only one of Anne's children to survive infancy, but he died in 1700, soon after his eleventh birthday.
- NPG 5227: Queen Anne; William, Duke of Gloucester (based on same portrait)
- NPG 326: Prince George of Denmark, Duke of Cumberland (companion portrait)
- Ingamells, John, Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, 2009, p. 7
- Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 7,140
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 14
Mary II dies of smallpox at Kensington Palace, William now rules alone.Charles Montagu is appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer for his efforts in overseeing and assisting with the foundation of The Bank of England. The Triennial Act is passed enforcing the contest of Parliamentary elections every three years.
Art and science
Bookseller, Jacob Tonson, senior and poet John Dryden, publish Joseph Addison's first major poem, An Account of the Greatest English Poets, in their collaborative series, Miscellany Poems
, fourth edition. Promoter of women's education, Mary Astell's publication, A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
, advocates for women's education.
William III captures Huy, restoring the allied position on the River Meuse and securing communications between the armies of the grand alliance on the rivers Rhine and Moselle and Spanish Netherlands.A treasure fleet, including HMS Sussex
, sinks in a storm off Gibraltar.