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Jacqueline of Bavaria

1 of 3 portraits by Jacob Folkema

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Jacqueline of Bavaria

by Jacob Folkema, after Jaco Jelgersma
line engraving, 1753
14 1/2 in. x 9 in. (368 mm x 230 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D23782

Sitterback to top

  • Jacqueline of Bavaria (1401-1436), Princess; wife of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistsback to top

  • Jacob Folkema (1692-1767), Engraver. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
  • Jaco Jelgersma (1702-1795), Engraver. Artist associated with 2 portraits.

Events of 1753back to top

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After a month's absence, servant Elizabeth Canning returns to her mother's house claiming that she was abducted. The following trial causes uproar and becomes one of the most famous criminal mysteries of the century.
Hardwicke's Marriage Act (named after its champion Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke) is passed, aimed at preventing clandestine marriages.



Art and science

Artist Joshua Reynolds establishes his portrait practice in London.
Swiss painter and pastellist Jean-Etienne Liotard arrives in London where he enjoys great success until his departure in 1756.


International

George Washington undertakes a difficult and ineffectual journey to persuade the French to withdraw from the Ohio valley.
First steam engine arrives in the American colonies.
First official celebration of St Patrick's Day on 17 March, organised by the Charitable Irish Society in Boston.
Britain, Austria and Modena sign a secret military treaty.

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