Anne of Cleves
1 portrait by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen
Anne of Cleves
by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1707
5 7/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (150 mm x 135 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Anne of Cleves (1515-1557), Fourth Queen of Henry VIII. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543), Painter, printmaker and designer; son of Hans Holbein the Elder. Artist associated with 315 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
- Adriaen van der Werff (1659-1722), Painter, draughtsman, mezzotint engraver and architect. Artist associated with 89 portraits.
- Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen (circa 1644-circa 1708). Artist associated with 18 portraits.
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Events of 1707back to top
Current affairsThe Acts of Union unites the Kingdoms of England and Scotland into one sovereign state, Great Britain, and merges the parliaments of both states. Presiding over the negotiations for the union was the Lord Chancellor, William Cowper and Lord Seafield, Scottish Lord Chancellor.
Art and scienceAntiquary, Humphrey Wanley, helps 're-found' the Society of Antiquaries which first meets at the Bear Tavern in the Strand. Originally established in 1586, it ceased to meet soon after the accession of James I.
InternationalFollowing failure to capture Toulon, Admiral Cloudesley Shovell's flagship 'Association' is shipwrecked in the Isles of Scilly, drowning her entire crew.
Hispano-French army, led by James FitzJames, Duke of Berwick overwhelmingly defeat British forces under Henri de Massue de Ruvigny at Almanza, a defining battle in war against France.
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