© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Arnold de Jode, after Jacob Huysmans Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1669
10 1/4 in. x 6 5/8 in. (260 mm x 167 mm) plate size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Alexander Browne (active 1659-died 1706), Artist, publisher, printseller, auctioneer and dealer. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 149 portraits.
- Arnold de Jode (circa 1638-1667), Engraver. Artist associated with 8 portraits.
- Jacob Huysmans (1633?-1696). Artist associated with 31 portraits.
Engraved as the frontispiece to Browne's treatise on art, Ars Pictoria, 1669
An indulgence is issued in Scotland, the result of Secretary of State for Scotland, John Maitland's negotiations with Presbyterians, allowing some formerly ejected clergymen to return to their ministries. Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I, dies at the château de Colombes and is buried in the Cathedral of St Denis.
Art and science
Architect, Christopher Wren is appointed surveyor of the king's works. Mathematician, Isaac Newton, is made Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. Earlier in the year, he builds the first known reflecting telescope.Diarist Samuel Pepys, with failing eyesight, stops writing his diary never to resume.
Charles II begins secret diplomatic negotiations with Louis XIV of France in April, with a view to securing an alliance against the Dutch, and financial support. Communications between the two monarchs flowed through Charles's sister, Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans, sister-in-law of Louis.