© National Portrait Gallery, London
by and published by John Smith, after Godfried Schalcken Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1694 (1694)
13 3/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (340 mm x 250 mm) plate size; 13 3/4 in. x 10 1/8 in. (350 mm x 258 mm) paper size
- Godfried Schalcken (1643-1706), Portrait painter. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- Godfried Schalcken (1643-1706), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 11 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
This print reproduces an unusual self-portrait by Schalcken. Others produced include one special commission for the Medici family of Florence to add to their famous collection of self-portraits.
- NPG D8974: Godfried Schalcken (based on same portrait)
- NPG D8975: Godfried Schalcken (based on same portrait)
- NPG D19876: Godfried Schalcken (based on same portrait)
- NPG D40565: Godfried Schalcken (based on same portrait)
Mary II dies of smallpox at Kensington Palace, William now rules alone.Charles Montagu is appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer for his efforts in overseeing and assisting with the foundation of The Bank of England. The Triennial Act is passed enforcing the contest of Parliamentary elections every three years.
Art and science
Bookseller, Jacob Tonson, senior and poet John Dryden, publish Joseph Addison's first major poem, An Account of the Greatest English Poets, in their collaborative series, Miscellany Poems
, fourth edition. Promoter of women's education, Mary Astell's publication, A Serious Proposal to the Ladies
, advocates for women's education.
William III captures Huy, restoring the allied position on the River Meuse and securing communications between the armies of the grand alliance on the rivers Rhine and Moselle and Spanish Netherlands.A treasure fleet, including HMS Sussex
, sinks in a storm off Gibraltar.