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Henrietta Howard (née Hobart), Countess of Suffolk

1 of 9 portraits of Henrietta Howard (née Hobart), Countess of Suffolk

Henrietta Howard (née Hobart), Countess of Suffolk, attributed to John Harris, after a painting attributed to  Thomas Gibson, (circa 1715-1725) - NPG 2451 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henrietta Howard (née Hobart), Countess of Suffolk

attributed to John Harris, after a painting attributed to Thomas Gibson
watercolour, (circa 1715-1725)
8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (203 mm x 165 mm)
Purchased, 1930
Primary Collection
NPG 2451


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Artistsback to top

  • Thomas Gibson (circa 1680-1751), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 62 portraits.
  • John Harris (1791-1873), Artist and facsimilist. Artist associated with 4 portraits.

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The portrait is an early 19th century copy taken from the whole length painting at Blickling Hall in Norfolk, her father's family seat. The sitter is dressed in what is probably a masquerade costume. 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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Current affairs

Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke flees to Paris - following his part in secret negotiations around the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 - where he becomes foreign minister to the Pretender, James Stuart. First Jacobite Rebellion begins in Scotland against the rule of George I. The Pretender arrives from France. Total solar eclipse is seen across southern England; the last total eclipse visible in London for almost 900 years.

Art and science

Artist Jonathan Richardson publishes The Theory of Painting, credited with being the first significant work of artistic theory in English. Poet Alexander Pope begins his acclaimed translation of Homer's Illiad Architect Colen Campbell creates interest in the Palladian style in Britain with the publication of his Vitruvius Britannicus.

International

Louis XIV of France dies after seventy-two years on the throne. He is succeeded by his five-year old grandson, Louis XV. British build a permanent factory in Canton, China.

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