1 portrait of John Overton
after Unknown artist
8 7/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (225 mm x 150 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
- John Overton (1639 or 1640-1713), Map and print publisher. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 8 portraits.
Events of 1708back to top
Current affairsJames 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 scienceThe 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.
InternationalThe 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.
Exhibitions and displays
- Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs
Until 16 July
- Reproducing Fame: Printmakers and the Nineteenth Century Stage
Until 2 July