James IV of Scotland
10 of 14 portraits of James IV of Scotland
James IV of Scotland
by Gerard Valck, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, early 18th century
11 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (300 mm x 183 mm) plate size; 13 3/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (341 mm x 221 mm) overall
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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- James IV of Scotland (1473-1513), Reigned Scotland 1488-1513. Sitter associated with 14 portraits.
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Current affairsThe sudden death of Prince William, son of Princess Anne and George, Prince of Denmark, triggers a succession crisis. His birth had secured the succession of the crown to a Protestant, safeguarding the throne from any future claim by James II's Catholic son, James Francis.
Art and scienceDramatist, William Congreve's comedy The Way of the World premieres at Lincoln's Inn Theatre, receiving a mixed reception. It would achieve greater literary acclaim in modern times.
Poet, John Dryden, dies and is buried in Geoffrey Chaucer's grave in Westminster Abbey.
InternationalDiplomat and poet, Matthew Prior, secretly negotiates with Louis XIV, king of France, a second partition treaty concerning the Spanish Empire. However, following the death of Spanish ruler, Carlos II, the agreement collapses since neither Spanish or Austrian governments accept the treaty's proposals.
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