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The Children of Frederick and Augusta, Prince and Princess of Wales, by John Faber Jr, published by  John Bowles, and published by  Carington Bowles, after  Barthélémy Dupan (Du Pan), circa 1746-1756 - NPG D33050 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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The Children of Frederick and Augusta, Prince and Princess of Wales

by John Faber Jr, published by John Bowles, and published by Carington Bowles, after Barthélémy Dupan (Du Pan)
mezzotint, circa 1746-1756
14 in. x 19 7/8 in. (355 mm x 505 mm) plate size; 14 5/8 in. x 20 3/8 in. (370 mm x 518 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1868
Reference Collection
NPG D33050

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  • Carington Bowles (1724-1793), Printseller. Artist associated with 88 portraits.
  • John Bowles (1701?-1779), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 115 portraits.
  • Barthélémy Dupan (Du Pan) (1712-1763). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
  • John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.

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Jacobites are defeated by the Duke of Cumberland and his forces at the Battle of Culloden; the last battle to take place on British soil. Bonnie Prince Charlie escapes to France with the help of Flora MacDonald. His supporters the Earl of Kilmarnock and Lord Balmeniro are beheaded. Dress Act bans Tartan and Highland dress.

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Scottish physician William Hunter begins his public lectures on anatomy. Italian artist Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto, arrives in England, where he remains until 1755. Quaker Minister and pharmacist William Cookworthy discovers kaolin or china clay in Cornwall and devises a way of making porcelain, which was previously imported from China.


War of the Austrian Succession: French forces led by Joseph François Dupleix capture the British East India Company's fort at Madras. One of its defenders, Robert Clive, makes his name by escaping his French captors. Frederick II of Prussia begins building his summer palace of Sans Souci at Potsdam. His three victories in 1745 cause him to be known as Frederick the Great. Philip V of Spain dies and is succeeded by Ferdinand VI.

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