© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John Faber Jr, published by and after John Michael Williams Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 10 September 1743
14 1/8 in. x 10 in. (358 mm x 255 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- John Wesley (1703-1791), Methodist leader. Sitter in 30 portraits.
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- John Michael Williams (1710-circa 1780), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 22 portraits.
Henry Pelham becomes Prime Minister, following the death of Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington.Last wolf in the British Isles is reputedly killed in Scotland.Second Gin Act further attempts to deal with the widespread abuse of gin.
Art and science
Portrait-painter Michael Dahl dies.Physician and cartographer Christopher Packe produces the first geological map of south-east England.Final edition of Alexander Pope's literary satire The Dunciad
War of the Austrian Succession: Battle of Dettingen is fought in Bavaria. King George II leads the troops to victory over the French; the last time a British monarch participates in a battle. George Frideric Handel writes the oratorio Dettingen Te Deum
in celebration. Treaty of Worms signed between Great Britain, Austria and Sardinia. France and Spain form the Alliance of Fontainebleau with the aim of recapturing Gibraltar from Britain.