1 portrait on display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
after a bust attributed to Sir Henry Cheere, 1st Bt
bronze bust, 1962, based on a work of 1736
21 1/2 in. (546 mm) high
Given by Warden and Fellows of All Souls College, Oxford, 1962
This portraitback to top
This bust is a modern cast of the only known portrait of Nicholas Hawksmoor. The original is at All Souls College in Oxford. More detailed information on this portrait is available in a National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue, John Kerslake's Early Georgian Portraits (1977, out of print).
Linked publicationsback to top
- Kerslake, John, Early Georgian Portraits, 1977, p. 136
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 289
Events of 1736back to top
Current affairsFrederick, Prince of Wales marries Augusta of Saxe-Gotha.
Porteous Riots in Edinburgh after the execution of smuggler Andrew Wilson. Captain John Porteous orders his men to fire into the mob, causing six deaths. He is found guilty of murder, dragged from his cell, beaten and hung to death by a mob.
Repeal of laws against witchcraft.
Gin Act attempts to curtail consumption of gin.
Art and sciencePosthumous publication of Isaac Newton's Method of Fluxions, describing his method of differential calculus.
One of the earliest recorded uses of a Bathing Machine at Scarborough.
InternationalMethodist preachers John and Charles Wesley arrive in Savannah, Georgia.
Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates the throne.
Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler produces the first published proof of Fermat's little theorem concerning prime numbers.
Charles Marie de La Condamine and François Fresneau Gataudière make the first scientific observations of rubber in Ecuador.