- Extended Catalogue Entry
after Charles Antoine Coysevox
Staffordshire plaque, based on a work of 1714
3 3/4 in. x 3 1/8 in. (95 mm x 80 mm) oval
Transferred from National Gallery, 1994
Sitterback to top
- Matthew Prior (1664-1721), Poet, Ambassador to France and politician; MP for East Grinstead and Chief Secretary for Ireland. Sitter associated with 26 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Charles Antoine Coysevox (1640-1720), Sculptor. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
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Events of 1714back to top
Current affairsQueen Anne dies at Kensington Palace aged 49, on 1st August. The same day, under the Act of Regency, the regency council proclaims James I's great-grandson, George, elector of Hanover, king of Great Britain and Ireland, thus transferring the crown from the house of Stuart to the house of Hanover.
Art and scienceWriter and politician, Sir Richard Steele, accepts the post of governorship for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Tenison, founds one of the first co-educational schools in Croydon.
The Longitude Act offers a reward for the invention of a method of precisely determining a ship's longitude.