1 portrait on display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery
attributed to Johan van Diest
oil on canvas, circa 1731
29 3/4 in. x 24 5/8 in. (756 mm x 625 mm) oval
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The attribution to Van Diest is based on comparison with a similar portrait at Bath commissioned by the City and hung in the Guildhall in 1731. Wade was MP for Bath, 1722-48. NPG 1594, formerly a three-quarter length in very bad condition, was reduced to the present oval at or before the time of acquisition in 1911. 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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- Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 288
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 637
Events of 1731back to top
Current affairsLegal proceedings in British courts are conducted in the English language for the first time.
Art and scienceSculptor Michael Rysbrack creates a monument to Newton in Westminster Abbey.
The influential Gentleman's Magazine is launched on 1 January.
Agriculturalist Jethro Tull publishes his pioneering treatise The New Horse-Houghing Husbandry.
InternationalTreaty of Vienna with Austria is signed by Philip Dormer Stanhope, 1st Earl of Chesterfield on behalf of Britain, marking the collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance (1727-1731) and the beginning of the Anglo-Austrian Alliance.
Trader Robert Jenkins has his ear cut off by Spanish coast guards in Cuba leading to the War of Jenkins' Ear in 1739.