by John Smith, after Willem Wissing
13 1/2 in. x 10 1/8 in. (342 mm x 257 mm) plate size; 14 1/8 in. x 10 1/8 in. (358 mm x 258 mm) paper size
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- Willem Wissing (1656-1687), Portrait painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 146 portraits.
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Events of 1687back to top
Current affairsThe fellows of Magdalen College, defying James II's instructions that they choose a Roman Catholic as its president, elect John Hough, Bishop of Worcester. The crown subsequently expels the fellows and annuls Hough's position.
The Declaration of Indulgence is issued, granting greater religious tolerance towards nonconformists and Catholics.
Art and scienceAstronomer, Edmond Halley, publishes Isaac Newton's Principia, Newton's theory on the laws of gravity and motion.
Poet laureate, John Dryden, publishes The Hind and the Panther, a pro-Catholic, allegorical poem constructed as a theological discussion between the animals who represent the Church of Rome and Church of England respectively.