© National Portrait Gallery, London
Endymion Porter; Sir Anthony Van Dyck
by Fernando Selma, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, late 18th century
12 1/2 in. x 14 1/4 in. (317 mm x 363 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1961
- Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Sitter associated with 31 portraits, Artist associated with 1017 portraits.
- Endymion Porter (1587-1649), Poet and courtier. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1017 portraits, Sitter associated with 31 portraits.
- Fernando Selma (1752-1810). Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- NPG D40363: Endymion Porter; Sir Anthony Van Dyck (from same plate)
- Díaz Padrón, Matías, Van Dyck en España / Mati´as Di´az Padro´n; con la colaboración de Jahel Sanzsalazar y Ana Diéguez Rodríguez., 2012, p. 542
- Place made: Spain (Spain)
Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton resigns as Prime Minister and is succeeded by Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford.
Art and science
Oliver Goldsmith publishes his poem The Deserted Village
. Philosopher and politician Edmund Burke publishes Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents
discussing the limits of the King's authority. 17-year-old Thomas Chatterton, later hailed as a significant poet, commits suicide in a London garret.Thomas Gainsborough paints his portrait of Jonathan Buttall, which later becomes known as The Blue Boy
'Townshend duties' on imports into the colonies are repealed, except for the duty on tea. However, this concession is soon followed by the Boston Massacre, in which British troops fire into an unruly crowd in Boston, killing five. Captain Cook reaches the eastern coast of Australia, at a place which he names Botany Bay. He discovers the Great Barrier Reef when HMS Endeavour runs onto it. Cook claims New South Wales for the British.