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Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales

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Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales, possibly by John Faber Sr, after  Unknown artist, 1716 - NPG D7919 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales

possibly by John Faber Sr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1716
12 in. x 10 in. (305 mm x 254 mm)
Reference Collection
NPG D7919

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  • John Faber Sr (circa 1660-1721), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist associated with 195 portraits.
  • Unknown artist. Artist associated with 6432 portraits.

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Current affairs

Failure of the Jacobite rebellion. John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll disperses the remainder of the Jacobite troops. The Pretender, James Stuart, flees to France. Jacobite leaders James Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater and William Gordon, 6th Viscount of Kenmure are executed. Septennial Act extends life of parliament from three to seven years.

Art and science

Artist Philip Mercier settles in England from Paris. Physicist and Astronomer Royal Edmond Halley suggests a precise measurement of the distance between the Earth and the Sun by timing the transit of Venus.


Lady Mary Wortley Montagu leaves for Turkey with her husband who takes up the post of Ambassador to Constantinople. While there she writes a series of letters, observing contemporary Turkish life, later to be published as the celebrated Turkish Embassy Letters. Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI has a son, but the child dies within the year.

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