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James Livingstone, 1st Earl of Callander

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James Livingstone, 1st Earl of Callander

by R.S., after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1647
4 3/4 in. x 3 3/8 in. (122 mm x 85 mm) plate size; 6 7/8 in. x 4 1/8 in. (176 mm x 105 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D9506

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  • R.S. (active 1640s). Artist associated with 24 portraits.
  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist associated with 6553 portraits.

Events of 1647back to top

Current affairs

Putney debaters. Civilian Levellers and parliamentary soldiers discuss a new constitution for the country; discussions focus on drafted proposals from both groups with Commissary-General Henry Ireton attempting to moderate the Levellers's radical Agreement of the People.
Scots surrender Charles I to Parliament. Imprisoned at various locations, Charles enjoys relative freedom.

Art and science

Mariner, Sir Robert Dudley, publishes his maritime encyclopedia, Dell' Arcano del Mare with illustrations by Antonio Francesco Lucini. Written in Italian, the pioneering work includes cartography by Dudley of the earliest printed sea atlas of the world.
Anglo-Dutch portrait painter, Daniel Mytens, Van Dyck's predecessor as court painter, dies.

International

Released from the Tower, George Monck, Duke of Albemarle, is appointed commander of Parliament's forces in eastern Ulster.
The Irish Confederate suffer resounding defeats at the battles of Dungan's Hill and Knocknanauss against English Parliamentary forces.

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