by Enoch Seeman
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1739
29 3/4 in. x 24 1/2 in. (756 mm x 622 mm)
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Artistback to top
- Enoch Seeman (1689 or 1690-1744), Painter. Artist associated with 18 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This appears to be the only portrait of Tucker. It is signed and dated, bottom left: E. Seeman / pinx. 1739, and is a typical work by this successful minor portrait painter. 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).
Linked publicationsback to top
- Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 282
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 625
Events of 1739back to top
Current affairsFoundling Hospital is established in London by sea-captain Thomas Coram, with William Hogarth as a founding governor.
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, begins his campaign of outdoor preaching, which he continues until his death in 1791.
'Great Frost': an unusually harsh winter in southern England.
Art and sciencePhilosopher David Hume anonymously publishes his Treatise of Human Nature, in which he applies the principles of experimental science to the human mind.
InternationalWar of Jenkin's Ear: Convention of Pardo is held to settle differences with Spain, but Prime Minister Robert Walpole is forced to declare hostilities. At the Battle of Porto Bello, British forces under Admiral Edward Vernon capture the Panamanian town of Porto Bello from the Spanish.
Persian ruler Nadir Shah enters Delhi and removes much of the accumulated treasure of the Mughal empire.