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Probably Susanna Campbell (née Lewis)

17 of 78 portraits by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt)

Probably Susanna Campbell (née Lewis), by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after  Jean Etienne Liotard, mid 18th century - NPG D5075 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Probably Susanna Campbell (née Lewis)

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), after Jean Etienne Liotard
mezzotint, mid 18th century
14 in. x 10 1/8 in. (357 mm x 257 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D5075

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  • NPG D5074: Probably Susanna Campbell (née Lewis) (from same plate)
  • NPG D5076: Probably Susanna Campbell (née Lewis) (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Death of the Prime Minister Henry Pelham. He is succeeded by his brother Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle.
General election increases the Whig party's majority

Art and science

Scottish chemist Joseph Black identifies carbon dioxide.
Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (Society of Arts) is established in London.
Designer and cabinet-maker Thomas Chippendale publishes his first catalogue of furniture.
Philosopher David Hume's expansive and best-selling six-volume History of Great Britain begins publication.

International

Albany Congress: the British colonies negotiate with the native-American Iroquois in the face of the French threat in the Ohio valley. Benjamin Franklin proposes that the colonies should unite to form a colonial government. The pro-union woodcut he publishes of a snake cut into eight pieces, entitled 'Join or Die', becomes America's first political cartoon.
George Washington kills ten French troops at Fort Duquesne.

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