© National Portrait Gallery, London
Jane (née Skeffington), Lady Hamilton
by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Willem Wissing Click on the links below to find out more
13 3/8 in. x 10 in. (340 mm x 252 mm) plate size, trimmed to plate mark
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- 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.
- Willem Wissing (1656-1687), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 146 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- NPG D11980: Jane (née Skeffington), Lady Hamilton (from same plate)
- NPG D31014: Jane (née Skeffington), Lady Hamilton (from same plate)
- NPG D41714: Jane (née Skeffington), Lady Hamilton (from same plate)
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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
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Papist Richard Talbot is appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland, the first Catholic to take the position since the Reformation.