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Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, by and sold by John Faber Jr, after  Philip Mercier, 1734 - NPG D7949 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

by and sold by John Faber Jr, after Philip Mercier
mezzotint, 1734
13 7/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (352 mm x 248 mm) plate size; 14 1/8 in. x 10 in. (359 mm x 254 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D7949


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  • John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
  • Philip Mercier (1691-1760), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 26 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Current affairs

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.

International

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 in Leipzig.

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