Probably William Kent
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Probably William Kent
by Bartholomew Dandridge
oil on canvas, circa 1736
35 in. x 28 1/4 in. (889 mm x 718 mm)
Sitterback to top
- William Kent (1685?-1748), Architect, painter and landscape gardener. Sitter associated with 8 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Bartholomew Dandridge (1691-circa 1754), Artist. Artist associated with 36 portraits.
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This signed portrait by Bartholomew Dandridge is the smaller of two versions. It is thought to represent the architect and landscape gardener, William Kent, on the basis of likeness and the depiction of book, plan and monument in the other version (not National Portrait Gallery). 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).
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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.
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