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Hans Holbein the Younger
probably by and published by Lucas Vorsterman, after Hans Holbein the Younger Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, circa 1647-1650s
6 in. x 4 3/4 in. (152 mm x 120 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 310 portraits, Sitter in 19 portraits.
- Lucas Vorsterman (1595-1675), Engraver and publisher. Artist associated with 41 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG D45761: Hans Holbein the Younger (from same plate)
Putney debaters. Civilian Levellers and parliamentary soldiers discuss a new constitution for the country; discussions focus on drafted proposals from both groups with Commissary-General Henry Ireton attempting to moderate the Levellers's radical Agreement of the People. Scots surrender Charles I to Parliament. Imprisoned at various locations, Charles enjoys relative freedom.
Art and science
Mariner, Sir Robert Dudley, publishes his maritime encyclopedia, Dell' Arcano del Mare
with illustrations by Antonio Francesco Lucini. Written in Italian, the pioneering work includes cartography by Dudley of the earliest printed sea atlas of the world. Anglo-Dutch portrait painter, Daniel Mytens, Van Dyck's predecessor as court painter, dies.
Released from the Tower, George Monck, Duke of Albemarle, is appointed commander of Parliament's forces in eastern Ulster. The Irish Confederate suffer resounding defeats at the battles of Dungan's Hill and Knocknanauss against English Parliamentary forces.