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Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, by Bernard Baron, after  Allan Ramsay, 1742 - NPG D35416 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke

by Bernard Baron, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, 1742
21 1/8 in. x 13 1/2 in. (536 mm x 344 mm) plate size; 21 3/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. (554 mm x 362 mm) paper size
Given by Serjeants' Inn, 1877
Reference Collection
NPG D35416

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  • Bernard Baron (1696-1762), Engraver. Artist associated with 36 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 118 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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  • NPG D35417: Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Robert Walpole resigns as Prime Minister following the scandal surrounding the alleged rigging of the Chippenham by-election. He is made 1st Earl of Orford. Carteret administration formed with Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington as Prime Minister.

Art and science

Composer George Frideric Handel's Messiah is first performed at The Great Music Hall in Dublin. Ranelagh Gardens opens in Chelsea. Writer Edmond Hoyle publishes the definitive rules of whist. James Bradley succeeds Edmond Halley as Astronomer Royal. Painter Charles Jervas' translation of Don Quixote is posthumously published.


War of the Austrian Succession: Treaty of Berlin, mediated by Britain, is signed by Maria Theresa of Austria and Frederick II of Prussia, ending the First Silesian War. George II acts as guarantor. Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius proposes 100 degrees between the freezing and boiling points of water.

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