by John Smith, after John Lambert
11 in. x 7 3/4 in. (280 mm x 197 mm) plate size, small margins
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Sitterback to top
- John Lambert (circa 1640-1701), Amateur artist. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
This portraitback to top
In his self-portrait, Lambert presents himself in the act of painting wearing his wig and fashionable attire, but with his sleeves pulled up so that he can make ‘finishing touches’ to a painting that has
already been framed.
Events of 1697back to top
Current affairsWilliam III argues for the existence of a peacetime standing army to maintain England's safety. Unpopular with both political parties, Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, leads the opposition against the proposal.
The first service at St. Paul Cathedral is held since the building was destroyed by the Great Fire.
Art and scienceCircumnavigator, William Dampier, publishes New Voyage Round the World.
Painter and member of the Whiggish Kit-Cat Club, Godfrey Kneller starts to paint the club's members devising a special portrait size for the series.