Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

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Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

by Philippus Endlich, after Jacopo Amigoni
line engraving, 1734 or after
12 3/4 in. x 8 3/4 in. (323 mm x 222 mm) plate size; 13 in. x 9 in. (330 mm x 228 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D10776

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  • Jacopo Amigoni (1682?-1752), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 14 portraits.
  • Philippus Endlich (born 1700), Portraitist. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.

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Bank of England moves to its present building in Threadneedle Street, London, designed by the architect John Soane.
Engravers' Copyright Act, known as 'Hogarth's Act' is passed to prevent the piracy of prints.
Prime Minister Robert Walpole wins his third General Election victory.


Art and science

Artist James Thornhill dies.
William Hogarth completes A Rake's Progress series of paintings. .
Society of Dilettanti is founded in London; a group of noblemen and scholars who had been on the Grand Tour and aim to promote the study of ancient Greek and Roman art.
Oriental scholar George Sale translates the Qu'ran into English for the first time.

International

French, Sardinian and Spanish troops defeat Austrians throughout Italy. Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI declares war on France.
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach debuts his Christmas Oratorio in Leipzig.

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