1 of 5 portraits of Richard Allestree
by David Loggan
line engraving, 1684
11 1/4 in. x 7 3/4 in. (285 mm x 196 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Richard Allestree (1619-1681), Royalist divine and provost of Eton College. Sitter in 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- David Loggan (1634-1692), Artist and engraver. Artist associated with 191 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 10
Events of 1684back to top
Current affairsJames, Duke of York's influence grows within Charles II's government; the Admiralty commission is abolished, allowing James to resume his role as lord admiral, in all but name. A new generation of Tories, supporters of James are bestowed with influential roles, including Sir George Jeffreys, recently appointed Lord Chief Justice.
Art and scienceItalian decorative artist, Antonio Verrio, is appointed 'principal Gardiner and Surveyor' to the King.
Author, John Bunyan, publishes the second part of his Pilgrim's Progress.