© National Portrait Gallery, London
by George White, sold by Samuel Sympson, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, 1732 (1722)
13 7/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (352 mm x 247 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Alexander Pope (1688-1744), Poet. Sitter associated with 44 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1678 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- Samuel Sympson (died 1751), Print publisher. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- George White (circa 1684-1732), Engraver. Artist associated with 120 portraits.
Secession Church formed in Scotland.Widespread fraud and abuses in the customs service revealed. Prime Minister Robert Walpole responds with the Excise scheme, under which the tariff on wine and tobacco is to be replaced by an excise tax. British Hat Act limits manufacturing in the British colonies, forcing colonists to buy imported British-made goods.
Art and science
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Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn is born.Georgia in the American colonies is granted to a group of British philanthropists, to give debtors a new start in life.