© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Robert White Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1676
7 5/8 in. x 5 1/4 in. (194 mm x 132 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Anthony Tuckney (1599-1670), Church of England clergyman and college head. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Robert White (1645-1703), Engraver. Artist associated with 608 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Following her recent arrival in England at the invitation of courtier Ralph Montagu, Hortense Mancini, Duchess of Mazarin, niece of Cardinal Mazarin, becomes the king's newest mistress.
Art and science
Oculist, William Briggs publishes, Ophthalmographia
, an anatomical description of the eye, dedicating it to his patron, Ralph Montagu, Duke of Montagu. Restoration comedy, The Plain-Dealer
, by William Wycherley, is staged. Widely admired by his supportive friends, the play's innovative theatrical conventions confused audiences.
Diplomat, Sir Leoline Jenkins, acts as a plenipotentiary in peace negotiations at Nijmegen to settle interrelated conflicts between European states, including the Franco-Dutch war. However, the imperial delegation refused to formally recognise Jenkins and Temple's involvement, and they are ultimately forced to withdraw.