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James Hervey

23 of 78 portraits by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt)

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James Hervey

by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), printed and published by Robert Sayer, after John Michael Williams
mezzotint, circa 1755-1766
13 7/8 in. x 10 in. (352 mm x 253 mm) plate size; 17 1/4 in. x 11 1/2 in. (438 mm x 291 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1963
Reference Collection
NPG D35740

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  • James Hervey (1714-1758), Devotional writer. Sitter in 11 portraits.

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  • NPG D3017: James Hervey (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D3022: James Hervey (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D35738: James Hervey (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D3016: James Hervey (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D3018: James Hervey (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D3019: James Hervey (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D3020: James Hervey (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D3021: James Hervey (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D35739: James Hervey (based on same portrait)

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Current affairs

George Grenville resigns as Treasurer of the Navy and Henry Bilson Legge as Chancellor of the Exchequer in protest over payments made to Russia to protect Hanover. William Pitt the Elder is dismissed from the position of Paymaster of the Forces.

Art and science

Samuel Johnson publishes his monumental Dictionary; the first authoritative dictionary of the English language.
Methodist preacher John Wesley publishes Notes on a New Testament.

International

An earthquake nearly completely destroys Lisbon, Portugal. The event is widely discussed by European Enlightenment thinkers, inspiring Voltaire's Candide. Its intensive study leads to the birth of modern seismology and earthquake engineering.
Edward Braddock fights French and Indian troops in the Ohio valley. His army are ambushed at Fort Duquesne and he is killed; one of several encounters prior to the declaration of the Seven Years War.

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