by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1707
12 1/2 in. x 7 in. (316 mm x 179 mm) plate size; 14 1/2 in. x 9 1/8 in. (368 mm x 233 mm) paper size
Given by Alec Tiranti Ltd, 1959
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Sitterback to top
- Jane Seymour (1508 or 1509-1537), Third Queen of Henry VIII. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 315 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
- Adriaen van der Werff (1659-1722), Painter, draughtsman, mezzotint engraver and architect. Artist associated with 90 portraits.
- Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen (circa 1644-circa 1708). Artist associated with 18 portraits.
Events of 1707back to top
Current affairsThe Acts of Union unites the Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one sovereign state, Great Britain, and merges the parliaments of both states. Presiding over the negotiations for the union was the Lord Chancellor, William Cowper and Lord Seafield, Scottish Lord Chancellor.
Art and scienceAntiquary, Humphrey Wanley, helps 're-found' the Society of Antiquaries which first meets at the Bear Tavern in the Strand. Originally established in 1586, it ceased to meet soon after the accession of James I.
InternationalFollowing failure to capture Toulon, Admiral Cloudesley Shovell's flagship 'Association' is shipwrecked in the Isles of Scilly, drowning her entire crew. Hispano-French army, led by James FitzJames, Duke of Berwick overwhelmingly defeat British forces under Henri de Massue de Ruvigny at Almanza, a defining battle in war against France.
- Portrait of the Day: King Henry VIII
12 May, 12:30