1 portrait on display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
by Mary Beale
oil on canvas, circa 1665
43 in. x 34 1/2 in. (1092 mm x 876 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Mary Beale (1633-1699), Portrait painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 54 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Mary Beale (1633-1699), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 54 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Beale is shown holding an unframed canvas on which are sketch portraits of her two sons, Bartholomew (1656-1709) and Charles (1660-1714?)
Linked publicationsback to top
- Cooper, John, A Guide to the National Portrait Gallery, 2009, p. 22
- Ingamells, John, Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, 2009, p. 20
- Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 24
- Rideal, Liz, Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by Women Artists, 2001 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 12 September 2001 to 20 January 2002), p. 35
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 40
- Various contributors, National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain, 2014, p. 88
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Mirror Mirror: Self-portraits by women artists (12 September 2001 - 20 January 2002)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1665back to top
Current affairsGreat Plague initially breaks out in the deprived parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields killing thousands. Humphrey Henchman, Bishop of London, takes a leading role in organising collections of money for the poor. Five Mile Act forbids ejected clergymen from living within five miles of a parish they formerly served.
Art and scienceA New Discourse of Trade, written by Sir Josiah Child, outspokenly advocates for the advantages of free trade. The first issue of the Royal Society's scientific journal, Philosophical Transactions, is edited by Henry Oldenburg, the Society's Secretary.
InternationalSecond Anglo-Dutch War. Despite England's resounding victory at the first naval encounter, the Battle of Lowestoft, failure to seize the valuable Dutch East Indies fleet by Admiral Edward Montagu, Earl of Sandwich, and subsequent Dutch victory at the battle at Vågen, were considerable setbacks for the English.
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On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery