11 of 75 portraits by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt)
by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by Robert Sayer, after M. Jenkin
14 in. x 10 in. (357 mm x 253 mm) plate size; 14 5/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (370 mm x 265 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1961
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Jones (1729?-1762), Chaplain of St Saviour's, Southwark. Sitter in 7 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- 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.
- Robert Sayer (1724 or 1725-1794), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 198 portraits.
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.
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