26 of 36 portraits by Thomas Bowles Jr
by John Faber Jr, published by Thomas Bowles Jr, published by John Bowles, published by Carington Bowles, probably after Thomas Hudson
mezzotint, before 1763 (circa 1748)
19 7/8 in. x 13 3/4 in. (506 mm x 350 mm) plate size; 22 in. x 15 1/8 in. (559 mm x 383 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1951
Artistsback to top
- Carington Bowles (1724-1793), Printseller. Artist associated with 100 portraits.
- John Bowles (1701?-1779), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 116 portraits.
- Thomas Bowles Jr (1689 or 1690?-1767), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 36 portraits.
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- Thomas Hudson (1701-1779), Portrait painter and art collector. Artist associated with 182 portraits.
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Events of 1748back to top
Current affairsIn his role as magistrate, Henry Fielding organises the forerunner of the Bow Street Runners, effectively London's first police force.
Fire in the City of London causes over a million pounds worth of damage.
Art and scienceTobias Smollett publishes The Adventures of Roderick Random.
Samuel Richardson publishes Clarissa; the longest novel in the English language.
Philosopher David Hume publishes An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding.
Physician John Fothergill's pamphlet Account of the Sore Throat attended with Ulcers contains the first description of diphtheria.
InternationalAncient Roman city of Pompeii is rediscovered near Naples, further fuelling a resurgence of interest in the antique among British collectors such as the diplomat Sir William Hamilton.
Treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession.
French writer Montesquieu anonymously publishes his influential treatise on political theory L'Esprit des Lois (The Spirit of the Laws).
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