© National Portrait Gallery, London
Frederick Lewis, Prince of Wales
by John Faber Jr, sold by Thomas Taylor, after Franken Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1716 or after
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (352 mm x 251 mm) plate size; 15 in. x 10 7/8 in. (381 mm x 276 mm) paper size
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- Franken (active early 18th century), Painter. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Thomas Taylor (active 1711-1725), Publisher. Artist associated with 8 portraits.
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.