© National Portrait Gallery, London
Princess Caroline Elizabeth
by John Faber Jr, after Hans Hysing Click on the links below to find out more
12 5/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (321 mm x 225 mm) plate size; 12 7/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (327 mm x 244 mm) paper size
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- Hans Hysing (1678-1752 or 1753), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 36 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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