The Sovereigns of England, part 1

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The Sovereigns of England, part 1

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
14 in. x 10 in. (357 mm x 255 mm) plate size; 15 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in. (400 mm x 268 mm) paper size
Acquired, 1959
Reference Collection
NPG D34141

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  • Richard Caldwell. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.
  • John Carwitham (active 1723-1741), Engraver and etcher. Artist or producer associated with 15 portraits.
  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6577 portraits.

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  • NPG D42354: King William I ('The Conqueror') (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Exiled Jacobite leader Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke is pardoned and allowed to return to London from Paris.
Workhouse Test Act under which poor relief claimants have to enter a workhouse.
Black Act makes poaching a capital offence.


Art and science

Architect Christopher Wren dies.
Artist Joshua Reynolds is born in Plympton, Devon.
Portrait-painter Godfrey Kneller dies.
Philosopher Bernard de Mandeville republishes his celebrated Fable of the Bees with new essays on charity and the nature of society. They are vigorously combated and made the subject of prosecution in 1729.


International

Holy Roman Emperor, Charles VI, agrees that Hungary shall be ruled as a separate kingdom within his empire.
Treaty of Charlottenburg signed between Britain and Prussia, which arranges for George I's grandson to marry a Prussian princess and Prince Frederick of Prussia to marry the Prince of Wales' daughter. It is never enacted.

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