9 of 13 portraits of John Lake
by and published by David Loggan
line engraving, 1688
14 1/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (359 mm x 259 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1959
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Artistback to top
- David Loggan (1634-1692), Artist and engraver. Artist associated with 191 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (next door to the Golden Head in Leicesterfields, London)
Events of 1688back to top
Current affairsThe Glorious Revolution. Senior statesmen, increasingly resentful of James's assault upon liberties of his subjects, invite William III of Orange to invade England. Their action is spurred on by the acquittal of seven bishops who refused to read James II's declaration of indulgence from their pulpits. James flees into exile.
Art and scienceGeorge Savile, Marquess of Halifax, publishes his political tract, The Character of a Trimmer, written 1685, which urged Charles II to shake off his brother's influence.
Writer, Aphra Behn, publishes Oroonoko, often considered to be an abolitionist treatise.