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Edward Cooper

by Peter Pelham, after Jan van der Vaart
mezzotint, 1724
13 3/4 in. x 10 in. (350 mm x 253 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D27626

Sitterback to top

  • Edward Cooper (died 1725), Printseller. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 169 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Peter Pelham (1695?-1751), Mezzotint engraver and painter in America. Artist associated with 33 portraits.
  • Jan van der Vaart (1647-1721), Artist. Artist associated with 52 portraits.

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Events of 1724back to top

Current affairs

Notorious thief and jailbreaker John 'Jack' Sheppard is hanged at Tyburn.
General George Wade is sent to inspect Scotland, initiating an 11-year program of road improvement and bridge building in the Scottish Highlands.

Art and science

First of Jonathan Swift's Drapier's Letters is published; one of seven pamphlets railing against the debasement of Irish coinage.
Blenheim Palace is presented as a gift to the Duke of Marlborough for his involvement in the Battle of Blenheim in 1704.



International

Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle becomes Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Pope Benedict XIII succeeds Pope Innocent XIII as the 245th pope.
King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne.

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