Hugh Boulter

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Hugh Boulter, by Thomas Beard, after  Matthew Ashton, 1728 - NPG D32002 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Hugh Boulter

by Thomas Beard, after Matthew Ashton
mezzotint, 1728
14 1/2 in. x 9 7/8 in. (369 mm x 252 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1952
Reference Collection
NPG D32002


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Sitterback to top

  • Hugh Boulter (1672-1742), Archbishop of Armagh. Sitter in 5 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Matthew Ashton (active 1718-1728). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
  • Thomas Beard (active 1710s-1730s), Mezzotinter. Artist associated with 3 portraits.

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Current affairs

George II's son Frederick, soon to be Prince of Wales, arrives in Britain for the first time, aged 21. Satirist Jonathan Swift publishes A Short View on the State of Ireland which severely criticises British policy in Ireland. Composer George Frideric Handel is appointed director of the King's Theatre, London.

Art and science

John Gay's The Beggar's Opera debuts at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre, London. First version of Alexander Pope's landmark literary satire The Dunciad is published. Astronomer James Bradley uses stellar aberration to calculate the speed of light and observes the nutation of the Earth's axis.

International

British troops under Sir Charles Wager remain steadfast in Gibraltar and Spain ends its siege. Convention of Prado ends the one-year war between Britain and Spain. Danish explorer Vitus Bering sails into Arctic seas through the strait between Asia and America now known by his name.

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