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King Henry V

21 of 32 portraits of King Henry V

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King Henry V

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1731
10 in. x 6 3/4 in. (254 mm x 173 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D33911

Sitterback to top

  • King Henry V (1387-1422), Reigned 1413-22. Sitter associated with 32 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist associated with 6558 portraits.

Events of 1731back to top

Current affairs

Legal proceedings in British courts are conducted in the English language for the first time.

Art and science

Sculptor Michael Rysbrack creates a monument to Newton in Westminster Abbey.
The influential Gentleman's Magazine is launched on 1 January.
Agriculturalist Jethro Tull publishes his pioneering treatise The New Horse-Houghing Husbandry.


International

Treaty of Vienna with Austria is signed by Philip Dormer Stanhope, 1st Earl of Chesterfield on behalf of Britain, marking the collapse of the Anglo-French Alliance (1727-1731) and the beginning of the Anglo-Austrian Alliance.
Trader Robert Jenkins has his ear cut off by Spanish coast guards in Cuba leading to the War of Jenkins' Ear in 1739.

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Kirsten Tambling

13 May 2019, 21:31

This is a cut down plate from John Faber Jr's series of ten plates of English Kings and Queens (William I to Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland). An example of the full plate can be seen in the Royal Collection (RCIN 603953).
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