Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth

1 portrait of Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth

Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth, by Étienne Baudet, after  Henri Gascar, circa 1673 - NPG D40383 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth

by Étienne Baudet, after Henri Gascar
line engraving, circa 1673
13 3/4 in. x 17 3/4 in. (349 mm x 450 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1959
Reference Collection
NPG D40383


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  • Étienne Baudet (1638-1711), Engraver. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
  • Henri Gascar (1634 or 1635-1701), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 8 portraits.

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Current affairs

Controversially, James, Duke of York marries a Catholic, Mary of Modena, daughter of Alfonso IV, Duke of Modena. Parliament passes anti-Catholic legislation, the Test Act, which excludes recusants from public office. Officials are required to take an oath and deny the Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation.

Art and science

Poet laureate, John Dryden, influenced by the war against Holland, writes Amboyna, a tragedy about the Amboyna massacre,1623, when English sailors were murdered by Dutch traders in Indonesia. The Chelsea Physic Garden is established by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries to train apprentices in plant identification.

International

War with Holland culminates in the Battle of Texel which effectively exhausts both sides, but results in a strategic Dutch victory. With tension mounting between the allies, lord of the Admiralty, Prince Rupert, blames the unsatisfactory outcome on French admiral d'Estrees, and poor provisions.

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