© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Michael Rysbrack
by John Faber Jr, after John Vanderbank Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1734 (1728)
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- John Vanderbank (1694-1739), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 96 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- NPG D18928: John Michael Rysbrack (from same plate)
- NPG 1802: John Michael Rysbrack (after)
- NPG D39967: John Michael Rysbrack (from same plate)
- NPG D39968: John Michael Rysbrack (from same plate)
Bank of England moves to its present building in Threadneedle Street, London, designed by the architect John Soane. Engravers' Copyright Act, known as 'Hogarth's Act' is passed to prevent the piracy of prints. Prime Minister Robert Walpole wins his third General Election victory.
Art and science
Artist James Thornhill dies.William Hogarth completes A Rake's Progress
series of paintings. . Society of Dilettanti is founded in London; a group of noblemen and scholars who had been on the Grand Tour and aim to promote the study of ancient Greek and Roman art. Oriental scholar George Sale translates the Qu'ran into English for the first time.
French, Sardinian and Spanish troops defeat Austrians throughout Italy. Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI declares war on France. Composer Johann Sebastian Bach debuts his Christmas Oratorio