1 of 4 portraits of Elizabeth Pepys
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after a marble attributed to John Bushnell
plaster cast of bust, 1970, based on a work of 1672
29 1/2 in. (749 mm) high
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Elizabeth died aged 29, just months after Pepys ceased his diary and this sculpture bust is a cast of the monument Pepys commissioned for her tomb in St. Olaves church, London.
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- Restoration Lives: Samuel Pepys and His Circle (31 March 2003 - 26 October 2003)
Events of 1672back to top
Current affairsStop of the Exchequer, initiated principally by politician Thomas Clifford, later lord treasurer, causes financial panic as payment of Crown debts are suspended and redirected to fund the military for the ensuing Anglo-Dutch war.
The declaration of indulgence suspends the penal laws against both Catholics and Nonconformists.
Art and sciencePhysician, Thomas Willis, writes 'De anima brutorum' (The Souls of Brutes), one of the earliest comprehensive publications on neurology and the brain.
Mathematician, Sir Isaac Newton, is made a fellow of the Royal Society. Soon after, he presents to the Society his revolutionary theory of colours.
InternationalWar with Holland. First naval battle at Solebay, during which Admiral Edward Montagu dies, proves inconclusive. However, occupation of Holland by French armies and general success of the English navy, initially overwhelms the Dutch. Amid upheaval, the Dutch rally under their new captain-general, William III, Prince of Orange.
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