18 of 33 portraits by Thomas Bowles Jr
by and sold by John Faber Jr, sold by Thomas Bowles Jr, sold by John Bowles, after John Ellys
mezzotint, after 1732
14 in. x 10 in. (355 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (442 mm x 297 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1960
Artistsback to top
- John Bowles (1701?-1779), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 116 portraits.
- Thomas Bowles Jr (1689 or 1690?-1767), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 36 portraits.
- John Ellys (1701-1757), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 26 portraits.
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Green Door in Craven Buildings Drury Lane; St Pauls Churchyard; Mecers Hall, Cheapside, London)
Events of 1732back to top
Current affairsSecession Church formed in Scotland.
Widespread fraud and abuses in the customs service revealed. Prime Minister Robert Walpole responds with the Excise scheme, under which the tariff on wine and tobacco is to be replaced by an excise tax.
British Hat Act limits manufacturing in the British colonies, forcing colonists to buy imported British-made goods.
Art and scienceFrederick, Prince of Wales attends a fancy-dress ball at Vauxhall Gardens, initiating its supremacy as London's most fashionable meeting place.
William Hogarth produces the first prints of A Harlot's Progress, having completed the painted series the previous year.
The original Covent Garden Theatre Royal (now the Royal Opera House) opens.
InternationalAustrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn is born.
Georgia in the American colonies is granted to a group of British philanthropists, to give debtors a new start in life.
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