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John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth

by John Faber Jr, published by Bowles & Carver, after Jean Baptiste van Loo
mezzotint, 1741 (circa 1740-1741)
13 7/8 in. x 10 in. (354 mm x 253 mm) plate size; 15 in. x 11 1/4 in. (381 mm x 285 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D35743

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Artistsback to top

  • Bowles & Carver (active 1793-1832), Printers, publishers and map sellers. Artist associated with 18 portraits.
  • John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
  • Jean Baptiste van Loo (1684-1745), Painter. Artist associated with 56 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D18999: John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth (from same plate)
  • NPG 167: John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth (after)
  • NPG D35742: John Hervey, Baron Hervey of Ickworth (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Robert Walpole is followed by a general election. Walpole's majority is reduced to less than twenty and he suffers defeat in seven divisions.
Opening of the Foundling Hospital, London, to aid homeless and abandoned children.

Art and science

Lancelot 'Capability' Brown is appointed head gardener at Stowe, where he works with the architect William Kent.
Actor David Garrick makes his debut on the London stage in Richard III.
Henry Fielding publishes An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews satirising Samuel Richardson's best-selling novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded.

International

War of the Austrian Succession: Admiral Edward Vernon leads an unsuccessful attack on Spanish stronghold of Cartagena. Frederick II's Prussian army defeats the Austrians at Mollwitz, securing his hold on most of Silesia. French and Bavarian forces enter Prague.
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach publishes his set of Goldberg Variations, supposedly written for performance by the young harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg.

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