1 of 9 portraits of Samuel Richardson
by Joseph Highmore
oil on canvas, circa 1747
30 1/8 in. x 25 in. (764 mm x 635 mm)
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This portraitback to top
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. 231
- Riding, Jacqueline, Basic instincts : love, passion and violence in the art of Joseph Highmore, 2017, p. 84 number 74
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 521
Events of 1747back to top
Current affairsJacobite Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat is found guilty of high treason and beheaded by axe at the Tower of London; the last man to be executed in this way in Britain.
Abolition of Hereditable Jurisdictions Act breaks the power of the Scottish clans.
Liverpool overtakes Bristol as Britain's busiest slave trading port.
Art and scienceActor David Garrick becomes co-manager of Drury Lane Theatre, London.
Physician James Lind undertakes one of the first controlled medical experiments on the effect of citrus fruit as a cure for scurvy.
Hannah Glasse publishes The Art of Cookery, Made Plain and Easy; eighteenth-century England's most popular cookbook.