17 of 20 portraits of King Stephen
by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1731
7 in. x 5 in. (177 mm x 127 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1957
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Sitterback to top
- King Stephen (circa 1092-1154), Reigned 1135-54. Sitter associated with 20 portraits.
Artistsback to top
Events of 1731back to top
Current affairsLegal proceedings in British courts are conducted in the English language for the first time.
Art and scienceSculptor Michael Rysbrack creates a monument to Newton in Westminster Abbey.The influential Gentleman's Magazine is launched on 1 January. Agriculturalist Jethro Tull publishes his pioneering treatise The New Horse-Houghing Husbandry.
InternationalTreaty of Vienna with Austria is signed by Philip Dormer Stanhope, 1st Earl of Chesterfield on behalf of Britain, marking the collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance (1727-1731) and the beginning of the Anglo-Austrian Alliance. Trader Robert Jenkins has his ear cut off by Spanish coast guards in Cuba leading to the War of Jenkins' Ear in 1739.
Exhibitions and displays
- The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding
Until 14 February
- Portrait of the Day: King Richard III
28 February, 12:30