by and published by John Smith, after Godfried Schalcken
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
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- Godfried Schalcken (1643-1706), Portrait painter. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist associated with 11 portraits.
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Current affairsMary 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 scienceBookseller, 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.
InternationalWilliam 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.
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