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Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton, after  John Vanderbank, 1739 - NPG D40540 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after John Vanderbank
line engraving and etching, 1739
14 3/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. (374 mm x 235 mm) plate size; 21 3/8 in. x 14 5/8 in. (544 mm x 372 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D40540


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  • Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780), Engraver. Artist associated with 435 portraits.
  • John & Paul Knapton (active 1735-1789), Booksellers and publishers. Artist associated with 290 portraits.
  • John Vanderbank (1694-1739), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 96 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D40539: Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol (from same plate)
  • NPG D40801: Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol (from same plate)
  • NPG D42908: Charles Talbot, 1st Baron Talbot of Hensol (from same plate)

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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.

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

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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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