Algernon Sidney

Algernon Sidney, after Justus van Egmont, based on a work of 1663 - NPG 568 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Algernon Sidney

after Justus van Egmont
oil on canvas, based on a work of 1663
18 in. x 15 in. (457 mm x 381 mm)
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
Primary Collection
NPG 568

Sitterback to top

  • Algernon Sidney (1622-1683), Republican political theorist and colonel. Sitter in 14 portraits.

Artistback to top

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D11958: Algernon Sidney (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D4233: Algernon Sidney (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D19866: Algernon Sidney (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D20390: Algernon Sidney (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D30365: Algernon Sidney (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D30367: Algernon Sidney (based on same portrait)

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Events of 1663back to top

Current affairs

Gilbert Sheldon is enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury upon the death of William Juxon. Sheldon principle concerns would be defence of the church, coupled with religious uniformity and ecclesiastical reform.
England experiences a very cold, wet summer, as noted by Samuel Pepys in his diary.

Art and science

John Dryden's first play, The Wild Gallant, is staged at court probably through the influence of Barbara Palmer, Countess of Castlemaine, the king's mistress.

International

A renewal of the English colonisation of North America is marked by a royal charter naming eight aristocrats joint owners of a projected colony in Carolina. Known as the Lords Proprietors of Carolina, they are informally led by Anthony Ashley-Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury.

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