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John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll and Greenwich, by Jacobus Houbraken, after  William Aikman, 1735 - NPG D21422 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll and Greenwich

by Jacobus Houbraken, after William Aikman
line engraving, 1735
11 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. (286 mm x 207 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D21422


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Artistsback to top

  • William Aikman (1682-1731), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 28 portraits.
  • Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780), Engraver. Artist associated with 435 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D7094: John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll and Greenwich (from same plate)
  • NPG D1343: John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll and Greenwich (from same plate)

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Second Parliament under George III. Robert Walpole maintains a substantial majority. Lord Bolingbroke gives up active opposition to Walpole and retires to France. Walpole moves into 10 Downing Street. Welsh Methodist revival begins.

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Celebrated dandy Richard 'Beau' Nash appoints himself Master of Ceremonies at Tunbridge Wells. William Hogarth founds the second St Martin's Lane Academy of Painting. Lawyer and amateur meteorologist George Hadley publishes the first explanation of the trade winds

International

Swedish naturalist Carolus Linnaeus publishes a 'system of nature', capable of classifying all living things. Swedish chemist Georg Brandt discovers a new metallic element, which he names cobalt. A revivalist movement in America, led by Jonathan Edwards, becomes known as the Great Awakening. Composer Johann Sebastian Bach debuts his Ascension Oratorio in Leipzig.

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