Queen Anne

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Queen Anne, by John Faber Jr, after  John Closterman, 1702 or after - NPG D11047 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Anne

by John Faber Jr, after John Closterman
mezzotint, 1702 or after
13 7/8 in. x 10 in. (354 mm x 253 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D11047


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Sitterback to top

  • Queen Anne (1665-1714), Reigned 1702-14. Sitter associated with 73 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • John Closterman (1660-1711). Artist associated with 62 portraits.
  • John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.

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Events of 1702back to top

Current affairs

William III dies and is succeeded by Anne, his sister-in-law, the second daughter of James II and Anne Hyde. Committed to the Church of England and swayed towards Tory values, the queen would enjoy considerable popularity. The general election sweeps the Tories to power in a landslide victory.

Art and science

Writer, Daniel Defoe, publishes the Shortest Way with the Dissenters. The pamphlet is considered critical of the Anglican Church and Defoe is eventually arrested for seditious libel and briefly imprisoned. The Daily Courant, Britain's first daily newspaper consisting of one page with two columns, is printed by Edward Mallet.

International

Admiral George Rooke overwhelmingly defeats a French squadron escorting a Spanish silver fleet from South America, at the naval Battle of Vigo Bay. In the War of the Spanish Succession, John Churchill, Captain-General of the Forces, forces the French to withdraw from the River Maas.

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