2 of 5 portraits of Richard Allestree
by David Loggan
line engraving, circa 1684
9 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (247 mm x 184 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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Sitterback to top
- Richard Allestree (1619-1681), Royalist divine and provost of Eton College. Sitter in 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- David Loggan (1634-1692), Artist and engraver. Artist associated with 191 portraits.
Events of 1684back to top
Current affairsJames, Duke of York's influence grows within Charles II's government; the Admiralty commission is abolished, allowing James to resume his role as lord admiral, in all but name. A new generation of Tories, supporters of James are bestowed with influential roles, including Sir George Jeffreys, recently appointed Lord Chief Justice.
Art and scienceItalian decorative artist, Antonio Verrio, is appointed 'principal Gardiner and Surveyor' to the King.
Author, John Bunyan, publishes the second part of his Pilgrim's Progress.