- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Jacob Ferdinand Voet
oil on canvas, 1675
29 1/4 in. x 23 in. (743 mm x 584 mm) oval
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Burnet (circa 1635-1715), Writer and divine; Master of the Charterhouse. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, 2009, p. 38
- Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 47
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 91
Events of 1675back to top
Current affairsJames Scott, Duke of Monmouth oversees the suppression of the London weavers' riots which break out in the East End against the introduction of mechanised silk looms.
The great fire of Northampton quickly destroys the city. Charles II donates timber for its reconstruction.
Art and scienceCharles II founds the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and appoints John Flamsteed the first Astronomer Royal.
Royal approval is given to the 'Warrant' design, Sir Christopher Wren's design for the rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral devastated by the Great Fire (1666).