The Stuart Dynasty
© National Portrait Gallery, London
The Stuart Dynasty
after Francis Poyntz
albumen print, circa 1887 (1670s)
10 3/8 in. x 28 in. (265 mm x 710 mm) paper size
Given by James Christie, 1887
Artistback to top
- Francis Poyntz (1632-1684), Yeoman Arras Worker. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
Sittersback to top
- Anne of Denmark (1574-1619), Queen of James I. Sitter associated with 49 portraits. Identify
- King Charles I (1600-1649), Reigned 1625-49. Sitter associated with 335 portraits. Identify
- King Charles II (1630-1685), Reigned 1660-85. Sitter associated with 295 portraits. Identify
- Christian IV, King of Denmark and Norway (1577-1648), Reigned 1588-1648. Sitter associated with 13 portraits. Identify
- Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine (1596-1662), Daughter of James I; wife of Frederick V, Elector Palatine. Sitter associated with 45 portraits. Identify
- Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), Eldest son of James I. Sitter in 42 portraits. Identify
- King James I of England and VI of Scotland (1566-1625), Reigned Scotland 1567-1625 and England 1603-25. Sitter associated with 199 portraits. Identify
- King James II (1633-1701), Reigned 1685-88. Sitter associated with 134 portraits. Identify
- Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), Queen of Charles I. Sitter associated with 88 portraits. Identify
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Events of 1887back to top
Current affairsQueen Victoria celebrates her Golden Jubilee, marking 50 years of her reign.
In what becomes known as 'Bloody Sunday', or the Trafalgar Square Riot, the police attack a meeting of the Social Democratic Federation, led by among others) Elizabeth Reynolds, John Burns, Annie Besant and Robert Cunninghame-Graham, killing three and injuring more than 200 crowd members.
Art and scienceA Study in Scarlet, the first of Arthur Conan Doyle's detective mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr Watson, is published. One of only four novels (there were a further 56 short stories) featuring Holmes, the mystery turns around the discovery of a corpse in Brixton.
The essayist and critic Walter Pater publishes Imaginary Portraits in which he consolidates his doctrine of Aestheticism, 'art for art's sake'.
InternationalBritain ratifies the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, thus accepting the terms of the International Copyright Act (1886), which abolishes the requirement to register foreign works and introduces an exclusive right to import or produce translations.
The British annex Zululand; it becomes part of Natal in 1897.
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