© National Portrait Gallery, London
Hon. Ann Watson
by John Smith, after Charles D'Agar Click on the links below to find out more
12 7/8 in. x 9 in. (328 mm x 228 mm) paper size, trimmed to platemark
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Hon. Ann Watson (died 1717), Daughter of 2nd Baron Rockingham and Lady Anne Wentworth. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Charles D'Agar (1669-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 18 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
James II's son, James Stuart, mounts an unsuccessful invasion of Scotland with a French fleet, endeavouring to reclaim the throne. Robert Harley, Duke of Oxford, having intrigued against the Duke of Marlborough and Earl of Godolphin, is dismissed from Parliament by Queen Anne. Queen's consort, Prince George of Denmark dies.
Art and science
The overall construction of St. Paul's Cathedral is completed. Sir Christopher Wren's son and the Master Mason lay the last stone on the lantern in a 'topping out' ceremony.
The allies' decisive victory against the French at the Battle of Oudenarde is principally due to William Cadogan, Earl of Cadogan's skilful deployment of an advance guard at opening stages of battle. Minorca is captured from Spain by the Anglo-Dutch navy.