© National Portrait Gallery, London
Flora Macdonald with miniature of Prince Charles Edward Stuart
by John Faber Jr, sold by George Strahan, after Thomas Hudson Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, late 1740s-early 1750s (1747)
14 in. x 10 1/8 in. (356 mm x 256 mm) plate size; 14 1/2 in. x 10 3/8 in. (367 mm x 265 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1952
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- Thomas Hudson (1701-1779), Portrait painter and art collector. Artist associated with 182 portraits.
- George Strahan (died 1752), Bookseller and printer. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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Art and science
Actor David Garrick becomes co-manager of Drury Lane Theatre, London. Physician James Lind undertakes one of the first controlled medical experiments on the effect of citrus fruit as a cure for scurvy.Hannah Glasse publishes The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy
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War of the Austrian Succession: at the First Battle of Cape Finisterre the British fleet is victorious against the French. British forces led by William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland are subsequently defeated by Marshal Maurice de Saxe's French army at the Battle of Lauffeld near Maastricht. At the Second Battle of Cape Finisterre the British fleet puts an end to French naval operations for the remainder of the war.