Sarah Pridden (Sally Salisbury)

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Sarah Pridden (Sally Salisbury), by John Smith, possibly after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt,  - NPG D3968 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sarah Pridden (Sally Salisbury)

by John Smith, possibly after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint
13 3/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (340 mm x 245 mm) paper size, cut
Reference Collection
NPG D3968


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Artistsback to top

  • Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1682 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
  • John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D4180: Sarah Pridden (Sally Salisbury) (from same plate)
  • NPG D5558: Sarah Pridden (Sally Salisbury) (from same plate)

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Events of 1685back to top

Current affairs

Charles II dies, his heir, Catholic brother, James II, succeeds to the throne. Despite deep distrust by many Protestants, he initially experiences unexpected popularity. James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, leads the Monmouth Rebellion ambitious to seize the throne. Following his defeat at Sedgemoor, Monmouth is executed at Tower Hill.

Art and science

Opera Universa, by physician Thomas Sydenham, considered the father of English medicine, is published in London. Organist, Henry Purcell composes, My heart is inditing, for the coronation of James II and his queen, Mary of Modena. Writer on dentistry, Charles Allen publishes the earliest known English book on dentistry.

International

The Edict of Fontainebleau is issued by Louis XIV revoking the Edict of Nantes which gave Huguenots a right to practice their religion, free from persecution. Although Huguenots had steadily left France since the Dragonnades in 1681, this edict essentially ended official religious toleration in France.

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