Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark

1 portrait of Queen Anne

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  William Wissing, after  Jan van der Vaart, 1687 - NPG D11529 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark

by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after William Wissing, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, 1687
16 1/2 in. x 10 1/8 in. (420 mm x 258 mm), cut
Purchased, 1944
Reference Collection
NPG D11529


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Sitterback to top

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

Artistsback to top

  • Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Jan van der Vaart (1647-1721). Artist associated with 51 portraits.
  • William Wissing (1656-1687), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 146 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D11997: Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark (from same plate)
  • NPG D11560: Alice (née Sherrard), Lady Brownlow (from same plate)
  • NPG D32794: Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark (from same plate)
  • NPG D36623: Alice (née Sherrard), Lady Brownlow (from same plate)

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Events of 1687back to top

Current affairs

The 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 science

Astronomer, 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.

International

Papist Richard Talbot is appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland, the first Catholic to take the position since the Reformation.

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