John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork and Orrery

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John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork and Orrery, attributed to Isaac Seeman, circa 1735-1745 - NPG 4621 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

John Boyle, 5th Earl of Cork and Orrery

attributed to Isaac Seeman
oil on canvas, circa 1735-1745
24 3/4 in. x 20 in. (629 mm x 508 mm)
Given by Sir Hugh Leggatt, 1968
Primary Collection
NPG 4621

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  • Isaac Seeman (died 1751), Artist. Artist associated with 9 portraits.

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Portraits of Lord Cork are rare. This one may come from the Ailesbury collection at Tottenham Park, Wiltshire. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).

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Second Parliament under George III. Robert Walpole maintains a substantial majority. Lord Bolingbroke gives up active opposition to Walpole and retires to France. Walpole moves into 10 Downing Street. Welsh Methodist revival begins.

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Celebrated dandy Richard 'Beau' Nash appoints himself Master of Ceremonies at Tunbridge Wells. William Hogarth founds the second St Martin's Lane Academy of Painting. Lawyer and amateur meteorologist George Hadley publishes the first explanation of the trade winds


Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus publishes a 'system of nature', capable of classifying all living things. Swedish chemist Georg Brandt discovers a new metallic element, which he names cobalt. A revivalist movement in America, led by Jonathan Edwards, becomes known as the Great Awakening. Composer Johann Sebastian Bach debuts his Ascension Oratorio in Leipzig.

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