by John Smith, after Willem Wissing, published by Edward Cooper
13 1/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (338 mm x 248 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- William Cecil, 2nd son of John, 5th Earl of Exeter. Sitter associated with 9 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Artist associated with 169 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist associated with 1180 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Willem Wissing (1656-1687), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 146 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Events of 1686back to top
Current affairsJames II, determined to re-establish Catholicism as a state religion, reverses proscription for Catholics to positions of authority, revives the ecclesiastic Court of High Commission, and admits to the privy council four Catholic lords, including John Belasyse, Baron Belasyse of Worlaby.
Art and scienceA collection of poems by painter and poet, Anne Killigrew are posthumously published under the title, Poems by Mrs. Anne Killigrew'. A maid of honour to the queen, Mary of Modena, Killigrew was known for her beauty and virtuous nature.
InternationalThe League of Augsburg, founded by a coalition of European countries convened by the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I, opposed the expansionist plans of France.
James II creates the Dominion of New England, uniting the administrations of several English colonies in North America.