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Philadelphia and Elizabeth Wharton

3 of 5 portraits of Elizabeth Bertie (née Wharton), Countess of Lindsey

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Philadelphia and Elizabeth Wharton

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, published by John Boydell, published by Josiah Boydell, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1788 (1640)
20 3/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (518 mm x 335 mm) plate size; 22 1/4 in. x 16 7/8 in. (564 mm x 430 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D34295

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Artistsback to top

  • John Boydell (1720-1804), Engraver and printseller. Artist or producer associated with 128 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
  • Josiah Boydell (1752-1817), Artist and publisher. Artist or producer associated with 66 portraits.
  • Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 1023 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
  • Pieter Stevens van Gunst (1659-1724), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 97 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D28439: Philadelphia and Elizabeth Wharton (from same plate)
  • NPG D37548: Philadelphia and Elizabeth Wharton (from same plate)
  • NPG D37348: Philadelphia and Elizabeth Wharton (from same plate)
  • NPG D37349: Philadelphia and Elizabeth Wharton (from same plate)

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Events of 1788back to top

Current affairs

Parliament begins an investigation into the slave trade, led by reformers Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce.
Regency Crisis; George III's madness is announced provoking a political storm.
Former Governor-General of Bengal Warren Hastings' trial begins before the House of Lords.
Henry Benedict Stuart becomes the new Stuart claimant to the British throne.

Art and science

Artist Thomas Gainsborough dies.
First edition of The Times newspaper is published in London.
Scottish engineer and inventor William Symington demonstrates the first paddle steamer on Dalswinton Loch near Dumfries.
Robert Burns writes his version of the Scots poem Auld Lang Syne.

International

Ministers of the French King, Louis XVI, reluctantly announce that the Estates General will meet the following year, for the first time since 1614.
United States constitution comes into force when New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify it.
First Fleet reaches Australia, anchoring in Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip, selecting a suitable site for the first Australian penal colony, names the place Sydney Cove.

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Lindsay Stainton

02 September 2015, 14:00

You have the wrong Philadelphia Wharton, or rather you give THIS Philadelpia's dates incorrectly. The two girls shown here were the daughter of Philip 4th Lord Wharton by his FIRST marriage to Elizabeth Wandesford. They married in 1632. Philadelphia was born in 1633 and died in 1645. Elizabeth was born c.1636, as you say. Elizabeth nee Wandesford, lady Wharton, DIED by 1637, when Lord Wharton married for the second time, to Jane Goodwin. One of their daughters was to be called Philadelphia...(they had six sons, of whom 3 survived, and four daughters). I think she was born c.1642, am still working on this.

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