3 of 14 portraits of Henry Compton
by David Loggan
line engraving, 1679
14 1/2 in. x 10 1/8 in. (368 mm x 256 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1963
Artistback to top
- David Loggan (1634-1692), Artist and engraver. Artist associated with 191 portraits.
Events of 1679back to top
Current affairsCavalier Parliament dissolves over the exclusion crisis - removing James, Duke of York from the line of succession. First of three 'Exclusion Parliaments' assembles; William Russell, Lord Bedford, member of the nascent Whig party, introduces an Exclusion Bill.
James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, suppresses rebellious Scottish covenanters at Bothwell Bridge.
Art and scienceAn adaptation of Sophocles's Oedipus is published, a collaboration between poet laureate, John Dryden and playwright, Nathaniel Lee. It becomes a hugely successful stage production during the Restoration period.
Composer, Henry Purcell, becomes organist of Westminster Abbey.