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by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, and studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, circa 1708
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
Given by the Art Fund, 1945
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This portrait was probably begun in the year Walsh died. It was left unfinished by Kneller, with only the face painted, and was completed by another painter in the 1730s or 1740s.
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Current affairsJames II's son, James Stuart, mounts an unsuccessful invasion of Scotland with a French fleet, endeavouring to reclaim the throne.
Robert Harley, Duke of Oxford, having intrigued against the Duke of Marlborough and Earl of Godolphin, is dismissed from Parliament by Queen Anne.
Queen's consort, Prince George of Denmark dies.
Art and scienceThe overall construction of St. Paul's Cathedral is completed. Sir Christopher Wren's son and the Master Mason lay the last stone on the lantern in a 'topping out' ceremony.
InternationalThe allies' decisive victory against the French at the Battle of Oudenarde is principally due to William Cadogan, Earl of Cadogan's skilful deployment of an advance guard at opening stages of battle.
Minorca is captured from Spain by the Anglo-Dutch navy.