1 portrait on display in Room 9 at the National Portrait Gallery
by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1710
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
Given by the Art Fund, 1945
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- Arthur Maynwaring (1668-1712), Journalilst, author and politician; MP for Preston and West Looe. Sitter in 7 portraits.
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- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1680 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
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Current affairsClergyman Henry Sacheverell is impeached on account of his sermons in which he attacks the Whig government and the revolution settlement of 1688-9. The trial caused rioting, and revived Jacobites sentiments and resentment against the government.
Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, returns to Parliament as Chancellor of the Exchequer.