Anne Hatton, Countess of Winchilsea

Anne Hatton, Countess of Winchilsea, attributed to Jonathan Richardson, circa 1727 - NPG 3622a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Anne Hatton, Countess of Winchilsea

attributed to Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, circa 1727
49 1/4 in. x 39 3/4 in. (1250 mm x 1010 mm) overall
Purchased, 1948
Primary Collection
NPG 3622a

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  • Jonathan Richardson (1667-1745), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 124 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

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This is one of a pair or portraits painted in 1726-7 by Jonathan Richardson, showing the Earl and Countess of Winchilsea in coronation robes. The countess is wearing a robe of red wool and ermine pinned at the shoulders with silver brooches, and she holds a coronet in her lap.

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  • NPG 3622: Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham and 7th Earl of Winchilsea (companion portrait)

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Current affairs

George I dies on 11 January. George II is proclaimed king; the second Hanoverian on the British throne. Handel composes Zadok the Priest for his coronation which has been sung at every British coronation since.
Royal Bank of Scotland is founded by Royal Charter in Edinburgh.
Janet (Jenny) Horne of Loth, Sutherland, becomes the last alleged witch to be executed in Britain when she is burned at the stake in Dornoch, Scotland.

Art and science

Artist Thomas Gainsborough is born in Sudbury, Suffolk in May.
Architect William Kent publishes Some Designs of Mr Inigo Jones, including additional designs by himself and his patron Lord Burlington.German composer George Frideric Handel becomes a British subject.
Scientist Sir Isaac Newton dies.

International

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach conducts the first performance of his St Matthew Passion in St Thomas's church, Leipzig.
Spain besieges Gibraltar in order to recapture the territory from the British.

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