© National Portrait Gallery, London
by George Vertue, after F. Scheffer Click on the links below to find out more
engraving, circa 1713
6 5/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (168 mm x 107 mm) plate size; 7 in. x 4 3/8 in. (178 mm x 111 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Thomas Ken (1637-1711), Bishop of Bath and Wells. Sitter in 20 portraits.
- F. Scheffer (active 1700-1710). Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 852 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
An ailing Queen Anne is unable to attend a thanksgiving ceremony at St. Paul's in July to celebrate the treaty of Utrecht, attended by both Houses of Parliament in full state. John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, on self-imposed exile on the continent, is joined by his wife, Sarah Churchill.
Art and science
Literary fraternity, the Scriblerus Club is founded. Consisting of satirists, including Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and Thomas Parnell, the club ridiculed current trends in scholarship and culture through the fictitious literary character, Martinus Scriblerus. Joseph Addison's play, Cato
, premieres at Drury Lane and becomes an immediate success.
Treaty of Utrecht, principally conceived by Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford and Henry, St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke, ends the War of the Spanish Succession against France. The accord establishes Bourbon, Philip d'Anjou, on the Spanish throne, with provisos, and forces Louis XIV to recognise a Hanoverian succession in Britain.