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Characters and Caricaturas'
by William Hogarth Click on the links below to find out more
8 1/2 in. x 7 5/8 in. (217 mm x 195 mm) paper size
- Henry Fielding (1707-1754), Novelist. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Sitter associated with 19 portraits, Artist associated with 127 portraits.
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 127 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
Henry Pelham becomes Prime Minister, following the death of Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington.Last wolf in the British Isles is reputedly killed in Scotland.Second Gin Act further attempts to deal with the widespread abuse of gin.
Art and science
Portrait-painter Michael Dahl dies.Physician and cartographer Christopher Packe produces the first geological map of south-east England.Final edition of Alexander Pope's literary satire The Dunciad
War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen is fought in Bavaria. King George II leads the troops to victory over the French; the last time a British monarch participates in a battle. George Frideric Handel writes the oratorio Dettingen Te Deum
in celebration. Treaty of Worms signed between Great Britain, Austria and Sardinia. France and Spain form the Alliance of Fontainebleau with the aim of recapturing Gibraltar from Britain.