- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Jonathan Richardson
pen and pencil, 1736
6 3/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (162 mm x 114 mm)
Given by Marion Harry Spielmann, 1939
Sitterback to top
- Jonathan Richardson (1667-1745), Portrait painter. Sitter in 8 portraits, Artist associated with 125 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Jonathan Richardson (1667-1745), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 125 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
One of many self-portrait drawings made by the artist after his retirement from the business of portrait painting. 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. 229
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 521
- Schama, Simon, The Face of Britain: The Nation Through its Portraits, 2015-09-15, p. 368
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.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.
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