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Anne Kynnesman (née Clarke)
by and published by John Smith, after Godfried Schalcken Click on the links below to find out more
13 1/2 in. x 10 in. (342 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 13 3/4 in. x 10 3/8 in. (350 mm x 262 mm) paper size
- Godfried Schalcken (1643-1706), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 11 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- NPG D3387: Anne Kynnesman (née Clarke) (from same plate)
- NPG D3388: Anne Kynnesman (née Clarke) (from same plate)
- NPG D31340: Anne Kynnesman (née Clarke) (from same plate)
The king's residence, Whitehall Palace, is destroyed by fire. The Banqueting House survives. Issues surrounding the prerogative of the king and size of a standing army during peacetime serve as the principal subjects for debate during the general election. The Whig Junto majority is reduced by resurgent Tory opposition.
Art and science
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, attacking the immorality of the theatre. John Bunyan's The Heavenly Foot-Man
, a sermon on Christian life, is published posthumously.
Instructed by William III, Arnold Joost van Keppel, earl of Albemarle, negotiates with Louis XIV over issues surrounding the Spanish succession. Proposals in the first partition treaty are agreed by both sides. Peter I of Russia visits England eager to strengthen diplomatic ties with other European countries.