Elizabeth of York
8 of 24 portraits of Elizabeth of York
Elizabeth of York
by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1697
12 1/2 in. x 7 1/4 in. (318 mm x 184 mm) plate size; 14 1/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (360 mm x 274 mm) paper size
Given by Hugh Hale Bellot, 1944
Sitterback to top
- Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), Queen of Henry VII. Sitter associated with 24 portraits.
Artistsback to top
Events of 1697back to top
Current affairsWilliam III argues for the existence of a peacetime standing army to maintain England's safety. Unpopular with both political parties, Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford, leads the opposition against the proposal.
The first service at St. Paul Cathedral is held since the building was destroyed by the Great Fire.
Art and scienceCircumnavigator, William Dampier, publishes New Voyage Round the World.
Painter and member of the Whiggish Kit-Cat Club, Godfrey Kneller starts to paint the club's members devising a special portrait size for the series.
InternationalNegotiations between William Bentinck, Earl of Portland, and Louis XIV's representative, Marshal Boufflers, effectuate the signing of a peace treaty at Ryswick, ending the Nine Years' War with France. The terms include re-establishment of the territorial position in 1688 and Louis's acknowledgement of William III as King of England.
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