The Sovereigns of England, part 2
The Sovereigns of England, part 2
by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (353 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 16 7/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (430 mm x 273 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1959
Artistsback to top
Sittersback to top
- Queen Anne (1665-1714), Reigned 1702-14. Sitter associated with 74 portraits.
- King Charles I (1600-1649), Reigned 1625-49. Sitter associated with 335 portraits.
- King Charles II (1630-1685), Reigned 1660-85. Sitter associated with 295 portraits.
- King Edward V (1470-1483), Reigned 1483. Sitter associated with 15 portraits.
- King Edward VI (1537-1553), Reigned 1547-53. Sitter associated with 48 portraits.
- Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Reigned 1558-1603. Sitter associated with 135 portraits.
- King George I (1660-1727), Reigned 1714-27. Sitter associated with 53 portraits.
- King George II (1683-1760), Reigned 1727-60. Sitter associated with 58 portraits.
- King Henry VII (1457-1509), Reigned 1485-1509. Sitter associated with 66 portraits.
- King Henry VIII (1491-1547), Reigned 1509-47. Sitter associated with 98 portraits.
- King James I of England and VI of Scotland (1566-1625), Reigned Scotland 1567-1625 and England 1603-25. Sitter associated with 199 portraits.
- King James II (1633-1701), Reigned 1685-88. Sitter associated with 134 portraits.
- Queen Mary I (1516-1558), Reigned 1553-58; daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Sitter associated with 50 portraits.
- Queen Mary II (1662-1694), Reigned with William III 1689-94. Sitter associated with 96 portraits.
- King Richard III (1452-1485), Reigned 1483-85. Sitter associated with 26 portraits.
- King William III (1650-1702), Reigned 1689-1702. Sitter associated with 142 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (against Warwick Lane in Newgate Street, London)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1723back to top
Current affairsExiled 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 scienceArchitect 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.
InternationalHoly 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.
Recommended Exhibitions & displays
- 'This sceptred isle': Shakespeare and the Plantagenets
Until 31 May 2020
- Alexander Browne and Richard Tompson
- Kings and Queens: A Family tree
- Tudor Miniatures
- Painted Ladies: Women at the Court of Charles II
- Restoration Lives: Samuel Pepys and His Circle
- Charles II
- The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons
- Duplicate of The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons
- Picturing History: A portrait set of early English kings and queens
- Making History: Printed Portraiture in Tudor and Stuart Britain
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Art Conservation Project
- Searching for Shakespeare
- Concealed and Revealed: The Changing Faces of Elizabeth I
- On panel making and the post-1600 Holbein panels
- My Favourite Portrait by Fiona Shaw
- My Favourite Portrait by P.D. James
- Hidden: Unseen Paintings Beneath Tudor Portraits
- Queen Elizabeth I by Nicholas Hilliard
- Tudor pick up guides
- My Favourite Portrait by David Cobley
- My Favourite Portrait by Sonia Boyce
- Director's Trail by Nicholas Cullinan
- Henry VIII Remembered
- Henry VIII and versions of the non-Holbein portraits
- Gunpowder, Treason and Plot
- Mary, Queen of Scots: Fact and Fiction
- Inspirational quotes from 10 significant LGBTQI people in the Collection
- Brilliant Women
- Popular Prints of Victoria and Albert
- Nelson: before and after Trafalgar
- Chartist Portraits
- Silhouettes display, 2004-05
- William Hazlitt's Spirit of the Age
- Return to Life: A New Look at the Portrait Bust
- Theodore de Mayerne
- Mary, Queen of Scots
- Rebel women
- 2019 Anniversaries