- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Michael Dahl
oil on canvas, circa 1693
29 1/2 in. x 24 in. (749 mm x 610 mm) oval
Artistback to top
- Michael Dahl (1659-1743), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 166 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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- Science, Religion and Politics: The Royal Society (11 September 2010 - 5 December 2010)
Events of 1693back to top
Current affairsWilliam III shift to the Whigs is made apparent by his appointment of John Somers and John Trenchard to senior government posts; his initial preference for mixed ministries waned principally due to Whig support of his foreign policies.
Art and scienceDramatist, William Congreve, stages his first two plays; The Old Bachelor is enthusiastically received, conversely his subsequent play, The Double Dealer, is not met with the same approval. In response, Congreve angrily attacks his critics in the dedication of its first publication.
InternationalBattle of Landen. French army heavily defeats English and Dutch forces under William III. William's retreat from the French cavalry is made possible by the defence of the bridge at Neerhespen, by Huguenot leader, Henri de Massue de Ruvigny.
French defeat the British and Dutch merchant fleet, the Smyrna convoy.
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