© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John Smith, after Henry Tilson Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, circa 1725-1743
13 1/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. (332 mm x 233 mm) plate size; 13 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (344 mm x 241 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- John Kettlewell (1653-1695), Nonjuror and devotional writer. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Henry Tilson (1659-1695), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 18 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
Notorious 'Thief Taker General' Jonathan Wild is hanged at Tyburn. He ran one of the most successful gangs of thieves of the era, while appearing to be the nation's leading policeman.Pardoned Jacobite leader Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke forms an opposition to the Prime Minister Robert Walpole. Order of the Bath is founded by King George I.
Art and science
Poet Alexander Pope produces a new edition of Shakespeare, which he rewrites and edits in numerous places. Philosopher Francis Hutcheson publishes his first major work An Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue
, published in two treatises concerning aesthetics and morality.
Russian tsar Peter the Great dies.Treaty of Hanover between England, France and Prussia. Composer Antonio Vivaldi debuts the set of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.Composer Johann Sebastian Bach debuts his Easter Oratorio