Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham

1 portrait of Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham

Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton, after  Daniel Mytens, published 1739 - NPG D39327 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Daniel Mytens
line engraving, published 1739
14 3/4 in. x 9 3/8 in. (375 mm x 237 mm) plate size; 16 1/4 in. x 10 3/4 in. (412 mm x 273 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1929
Reference Collection
NPG D39327


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Artistsback to top

  • Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780), Engraver. Artist associated with 432 portraits.
  • John & Paul Knapton (active 1735-1789), Booksellers and publishers. Artist associated with 289 portraits.
  • Daniel Mytens (1590-1647), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 52 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D31717: Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (from same plate)
  • NPG D39328: Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (from same plate)
  • NPG D42901: Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham (from same plate)

Events of 1739back to top

Current affairs

Foundling Hospital is established in London by sea-captain Thomas Coram, with William Hogarth as a founding governor. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, begins his campaign of outdoor preaching, which he continues until his death in 1791. 'Great Frost': an unusually harsh winter in southern England.

Art and science

Philosopher David Hume anonymously publishes his Treatise of Human Nature, in which he applies the principles of experimental science to the human mind.

International

War of Jenkin's Ear: Convention of Pardo is held to settle differences with Spain, but Prime Minister Robert Walpole is forced to declare hostilities. At the Battle of Porto Bello, British forces under Admiral Edward Vernon capture the Panamanian town of Porto Bello from the Spanish. Persian ruler Nadir Shah enters Delhi and removes much of the accumulated treasure of the Mughal empire.

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