Sir Edward Kelley
2 of 3 portraits by Francis Cleyn (Franz Klein)
Sir Edward Kelley
after Francis Cleyn (Franz Klein)
etching and line engraving, published 1659
4 1/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (105 mm x 108 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- Sir Edward Kelley (1555-1597 or 1598), Alchemist. Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Francis Cleyn (Franz Klein) (1582-1658), Painter, tapestry designer, engraver and draughtsman. Artist or producer associated with 3 portraits.
Events of 1659back to top
Current affairsAmid fears of a military insurrection and petitions calling for the re-establishment of the Commonwealth, Lord Protector, Richard Cromwell resigns. The Rump Parliament is reinstated, abolishing the Protectorate.
Royalist uprising, led by Colonel George Booth, is suppressed.
Anne Hyde secretly marries James, Duke of York in the Netherlands.
Art and scienceDutch astronomer, Christiaan Huygens, publishes Systema Saturnium, expounding his theory that rings surround planet Saturn. It also includes the first known drawing of the Orion Nebula.
Diarist, John Evelyn, publishes the pro-royalist tracts, A Character of England and An Apology for the Royal Party, two of his earliest works.
InternationalThe position of Henry Cromwell, younger son of Oliver Cromwell, as chief administrator of Ireland collapses soon after the fall of his brother, Richard Cromwell and the Protectorate. He returns to England in June, never to return to Ireland.
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