- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Andreas Bernardus de Quertenmont
oil on canvas, 1776
24 3/4 in. x 19 1/4 in. (629 mm x 489 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Peter Scheemakers (1691-1781), Sculptor. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Probably painted in Antwerp, showing the Scheemakers at the age of 85 with the model for his statue of Shakespeare in the background.
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. 243
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 551
Events of 1776back to top
Current affairsTahitian visitor to London Omai returns home with Captain James Cook on his third voyage. During his two-year stay he inspired a play and was painted by Joshua Reynolds.
Member of Parliament David Hartley unsuccessfully introduces a motion to the House of Commons calling for the abolition of the slave trade.
Art and scienceEdward Gibbon produces the first volume of his monumental The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Artist John Constable is born.
Scottish economist Adam Smith analyses the nature and causes of prosperity in his magnum opus The Wealth of Nations.