by Thomas Worlidge, after Robert Nanteuil Click on the links below to find out more
etching, published 1755
5 5/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. (142 mm x 97 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- John Evelyn (1620-1706), Diarist and virtuoso. Sitter associated with 13 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Robert Nanteuil (1623?-1678). Artist associated with 16 portraits.
- Thomas Worlidge (1700-1766), Painter and etcher. Artist associated with 43 portraits, Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
George Grenville resigns as Treasurer of the Navy and Henry Bilson Legge as Chancellor of the Exchequer in protest over payments made to Russia to protect Hanover. William Pitt the Elder is dismissed from the position of Paymaster of the Forces.
Art and science
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