- Extended Catalogue Entry
after John Wootton
oil on canvas, based on a work of 1728
12 3/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (314 mm x 241 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Tregonwell Frampton (1641-1727), Known as 'Father of the turf'. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John Wootton (circa 1682-1764), Painter of sporting subjects and landscapes. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, 2009, p. 90
- Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 53
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 228
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1728back to top
Current affairsGeorge II's son Frederick, soon to be Prince of Wales, arrives in Britain for the first time, aged 21.
Satirist Jonathan Swift publishes A Short View on the State of Ireland which severely criticises British policy in Ireland.
Composer George Frideric Handel is appointed director of the King's Theatre, London.
Art and scienceJohn Gay's The Beggar's Opera debuts at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre, London.
First version of Alexander Pope's landmark literary satire The Dunciad is published.
Astronomer James Bradley uses stellar aberration to calculate the speed of light and observes the nutation of the Earth's axis.
InternationalBritish troops under Sir Charles Wager remain steadfast in Gibraltar and Spain ends its siege. Convention of Prado ends the one-year war between Britain and Spain.
Danish explorer Vitus Bering sails into Arctic seas through the strait between Asia and America now known by his name.