- Extended Catalogue Entry
attributed to Mary Beale
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1683-1688
29 1/2 in. x 24 1/2 in. (749 mm x 622 mm)
Transferred from British Museum, 1879
Artistback to top
- Mary Beale (1633-1699), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 53 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, Later Stuart Portraits 1685-1714, 2009, p. 300
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 625
Events of 1683back to top
Current affairsRye House Plot, a conspiracy to murder the king and his heir, James, Duke of York, is leaked to the government by minor conspirator, Josiah Keeling. Arrests follow; some conspirators are executed, others pardoned while several flee the country.
Worst ever recorded frost in England freezes the Thames.