© National Portrait Gallery, London
Grace (née Granville), Countess Granville and Viscountess Carteret
by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Johann Kerseboom Click on the links below to find out more
15 in. x 11 in. (380 mm x 280 mm) cut to plate mark
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Johann Kerseboom (died 1708), Artist. Artist associated with 32 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
William III shift to the Whigs is made apparent by his appointment of John Somers and John Trenchard to senior government posts; his initial preference for mixed ministries waned principally due to Whig support of his foreign policies.
Art and science
Dramatist, William Congreve, stages his first two plays; The Old Bachelor
is enthusiastically received, conversely his subsequent play, The Double Dealer
, is not met with the same approval. In response, Congreve angrily attacks his critics in the dedication of its first publication.
Battle of Landen. French army heavily defeats English and Dutch forces under William III. William's retreat from the French cavalry is made possible by the defence of the bridge at Neerhespen, by Huguenot leader, Henri de Massue de Ruvigny. French defeat the British and Dutch merchant fleet, the Smyrna convoy.