2 of 7 portraits of Robert Wodelarke
by John Faber Sr
stipple engraving, 1714
10 1/2 in. x 8 in. (267 mm x 204 mm) plate size; 11 3/8 in. x 9 in. (288 mm x 228 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- Robert Wodelarke (died 1481?), Founder of St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Sitter in 7 portraits.
Artistback to top
- John Faber Sr (circa 1660-1721), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist or producer associated with 195 portraits.
Events of 1714back to top
Current affairsQueen Anne dies at Kensington Palace aged 49, on 1st August. The same day, under the Act of Regency, the regency council proclaims James I's great-grandson, George, elector of Hanover, king of Great Britain and Ireland, thus transferring the crown from the house of Stuart to the house of Hanover.
Art and scienceWriter and politician, Sir Richard Steele, accepts the post of governorship for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Tenison, founds one of the first co-educational schools in Croydon.
The Longitude Act offers a reward for the invention of a method of precisely determining a ship's longitude.
InternationalDespite the peace accord at Utrecht in 1713, ratification of the treaties of Rastatt and Baden are required to end the continued hostilities in the War of the Spanish Succession between the French king Louis XIV and Charles VI Archduke of Austria and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
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