'Mr Jeninso examin'd by ye Privy Councell' (Robert Jenison)

1 portrait on display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery

'Mr Jeninso examin'd by ye Privy Councell' (Robert Jenison), after Francis Barlow, 1679 - NPG D23011(b) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

'Mr Jeninso examin'd by ye Privy Councell' (Robert Jenison)

after Francis Barlow
line engraving, 1679
3 1/2 in. x 2 1/8 in. (90 mm x 53 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D23011(b)


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  • Robert Jenison (1648 or 1649-circa 1704), Informer. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • Francis Barlow (active 1648-died 1704), Painter and etcher. Artist associated with 63 portraits.

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Events of 1679back to top

Current affairs

Cavalier Parliament dissolves over the exclusion crisis - removing James, Duke of York from the line of succession. First of three 'Exclusion Parliaments' assembles; William Russell, Lord Bedford, member of the nascent Whig party, introduces an Exclusion Bill. James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, suppresses rebellious Scottish covenanters at Bothwell Bridge.

Art and science

An adaptation of Sophocles's Oedipus is published, a collaboration between poet laureate, John Dryden and playwright, Nathaniel Lee. It becomes a hugely successful stage production during the Restoration period. Composer, Henry Purcell, becomes organist of Westminster Abbey.

International

The daughter of Henrietta Anne of England and Philippe, Duke of Orleans, Marie Louise d'Orleans, marries Charles II of Spain. It was hoped the marriage would improve relations between France and Spain who had previously been at war over the Spanish Netherlands.

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