published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684 (circa 1677)
13 3/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (340 mm x 250 mm) plate size; 14 3/4 in. x 11 1/4 in. (375 mm x 285 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries, 1984
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Sitterback to top
- Isabella Stuart (1676-1680), Daughter of James II and Mary of Modena. Sitter in 3 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Blue Balcony, Little Queen Street, London)
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Events of 1684back to top
Current affairsJames, Duke of York's influence grows within Charles II's government; the Admiralty commission is abolished, allowing James to resume his role as lord admiral, in all but name. A new generation of Tories, supporters of James are bestowed with influential roles, including Sir George Jeffreys, recently appointed Lord Chief Justice.
Art and scienceItalian decorative artist, Antonio Verrio, is appointed 'principal Gardiner and Surveyor' to the King.
Author, John Bunyan, publishes the second part of his Pilgrim's Progress.