© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Hans Sloane, Bt
by John Faber Jr, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1729 (1716)
15 in. x 10 1/8 in. (380 mm x 258 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1678 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
Committee of the House of Commons appointed to enquire into the state of Britain's gaols. Opening of the first Putney Bridge; the only fixed crossing of the River Thames between London Bridge and Kingston Bridge at the time.Tornado destroys buildings in Sussex and Kent
Art and science
Chiswick House in London, a pioneering example of English Palladian revival architecture, is designed by its owner Richard Boyle with the help of the architect William Kent.Jonathan Swift publishes A Modest Proposal
; a satirical attack on attitudes towards the poor and Irish policy more generally.
Benjamin Franklin prints, publishes and largely writes the weekly Pennsylvania Gazette
, which soon becomes the most successful newspaper in the colonies.Treaty of Seville seals peace between Britain and Spain.King Frederick IV of Denmark charters the Danish East India Company.