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Prince James Francis Edward Stuart; Princess Louisa Maria Theresa Stuart, by and published by John Smith, after  Nicolas de Largillière, 1699 (1695) - NPG D31377 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Prince James Francis Edward Stuart; Princess Louisa Maria Theresa Stuart

by and published by John Smith, after Nicolas de Largillière
mezzotint, 1699 (1695)
15 1/2 in. x 11 3/4 in. (395 mm x 300 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D31377


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  • Nicolas de Largillière (1656-1746). Artist associated with 42 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
  • John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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Archbishop Thomas Tenison in his circular letter to the bishops, emphasises their duty to instruct and guide parishioners away from sinful practises and encourage a moral reformation. Resignation of leading Whigs, opposed to a peacetime standing army, results in the disintegration and removal of the Whig Junto administration.

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Nicholas Hawksmoor meets playwright, Sir Jonathan Vanbrugh, the latter having just taken up architecture. The two architects would go on to collaborate on designs for Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard.

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