King Charles I seized at Holmby House by George Joyce

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King Charles I seized at Holmby House by George Joyce

by Nicolas Gabriel Depuis, after Peter Angelis
line engraving, 1728
16 3/4 in. x 18 3/4 in. (425 mm x 477 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D26395

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  • Peter Angelis (1685-1734), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 3 portraits.
  • Nicolas Gabriel Depuis (circa 1698-1771), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.

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  • NPG D26396: King Charles I seized at Holmby House by George Joyce (based on same portrait)

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Current affairs

George II's son Frederick, soon to be Prince of Wales, arrives in Britain for the first time, aged 21.
Satirist Jonathan Swift publishes A Short View on the State of Ireland which severely criticises British policy in Ireland.
Composer George Frideric Handel is appointed director of the King's Theatre, London.

Art and science

John Gay's The Beggar's Opera debuts at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre, London.
First version of Alexander Pope's landmark literary satire The Dunciad is published.
Astronomer James Bradley uses stellar aberration to calculate the speed of light and observes the nutation of the Earth's axis.

International

British troops under Sir Charles Wager remain steadfast in Gibraltar and Spain ends its siege. Convention of Prado ends the one-year war between Britain and Spain.
Danish explorer Vitus Bering sails into Arctic seas through the strait between Asia and America now known by his name.

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