© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Peter Pelham, sold by Edward Cooper, after Hans Hysing Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1727 or before
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (351 mm x 251 mm) paper size
- James Gibbs (1682-1754), Architect. Sitter in 12 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Hans Hysing (1678-1752 or 1753), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 36 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Peter Pelham (1695?-1751), Mezzotint engraver and painter in America. Artist associated with 33 portraits.
George I dies on 11 January. George II is proclaimed king; the second Hanoverian on the British throne. Handel composes Zadok the Priest for his coronation which has been sung at every British coronation since.Royal Bank of Scotland is founded by Royal Charter in Edinburgh.Janet (Jenny) Horne of Loth, Sutherland, becomes the last alleged witch to be executed in Britain when she is burned at the stake in Dornoch, Scotland.
Art and science
Artist Thomas Gainsborough is born in Sudbury, Suffolk in May. Architect William Kent publishes Some Designs of Mr Inigo Jones, including additional designs by himself and his patron Lord Burlington.German composer George Frideric Handel becomes a British subject.Scientist Sir Isaac Newton dies.
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach conducts the first performance of his St Matthew Passion
in St Thomas's church, Leipzig.Spain besieges Gibraltar in order to recapture the territory from the British.