by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by William Herbert, published by John Fuller, after M. Jenkin
14 1/8 in. x 10 in. (360 mm x 254 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1952
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Jones (1729?-1762), Chaplain of St Saviour's, Southwark. Sitter in 7 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- John Fuller (active 1749-1779), Bookseller, bookbinder and stationer. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- William Herbert (1718-1795), Bibliographer and printseller. Artist associated with 28 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- M. Jenkin (active 1750-1780), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 13 portraits.
- Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt) (active 1746-died 1766), Engraver. Artist associated with 78 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (under the Piazzas on London Bridge; Bible, Blowbladder Street)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1750back to top
Current affairsNotorious highwayman James MacLaine is apprehended and hanged at Tyburn, having passed in society as a wealthy gentleman for two years.
Scottish landlords start evicting tenants in the Highland Clearances.
Westminster Bridge is opened, the only fixed crossing of the River Thames between London Bridge and Putney.
Iron Act is passed restricting the manufacture of iron products in the American colonies.
Art and scienceElectrician and experimental philosopher John Canton reads a paper before the Royal Society on a method of making artificial magnets.
Writer Samuel Johnson begins publishing his periodical The Rambler.
Artist Joshua Reynolds travels to Italy, where he remains until 1752.
Establishment of the Jockey Club; a gentleman's club which took over the regulation of British horse racing.
InternationalComposer Johann Sebastian Bach dies in Leipzig. He completes his Mass in B Minor, worked on over many years, shortly before his death.
View a wide collection of video content on our YouTube channel from past projects to our latest films.
Artist and sitter interviews
Get insights into creating portraiture from BP Portrait Award 2020 artists and their sitters.
Watch our film created to say ‘goodbye’ to the Gallery before we closed for our major transformation project.
Tell us more
Framed & unframed prints
Choose your favourite portrait from our Collection as a framed or unframed print for your home.