Alexander Browne

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Alexander Browne

by Arnold de Jode, after Jacob Huysmans
line engraving, published 1669
10 1/4 in. x 6 5/8 in. (260 mm x 167 mm) plate size
Reference Collection
NPG D1121

Sitterback to top

  • Alexander Browne (active 1659-died 1706), Artist, publisher, printseller, auctioneer and dealer. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 149 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Arnold de Jode (circa 1638-1667), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 8 portraits.
  • Jacob Huysmans (1633?-1696), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 33 portraits.

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Engraved as the frontispiece to Browne's treatise on art, Ars Pictoria, 1669

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Events of 1669back to top

Current affairs

An indulgence is issued in Scotland, the result of Secretary of State for Scotland, John Maitland's negotiations with Presbyterians, allowing some formerly ejected clergymen to return to their ministries.
Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I, dies at the château de Colombes and is buried in the Cathedral of St Denis.

Art and science

Architect, Christopher Wren is appointed surveyor of the king's works.
Mathematician, Isaac Newton, is made Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge. Earlier in the year, he builds the first known reflecting telescope.
Diarist Samuel Pepys, with failing eyesight, stops writing his diary never to resume.

International

Charles II begins secret diplomatic negotiations with Louis XIV of France in April, with a view to securing an alliance against the Dutch, and financial support. Communications between the two monarchs flowed through Charles's sister, Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans, sister-in-law of Louis.

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