27 of 75 portraits by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt)
by Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt), published by Elizabeth Bakewell, and published by Henry Parker, after Johan van Diest
mezzotint, 1757 or after
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (353 mm x 251 mm) plate size; 14 1/8 in. x 10 in. (358 mm x 255 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1952
Sitterback to top
- Arthur Forrest (circa 1716-1770), Naval officer and planter. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Elizabeth Bakewell (active 1749-1770s), Publisher. Artist associated with 23 portraits.
- Henry Parker (1725?-1809), Book and printseller. Artist associated with 40 portraits.
- Richard Purcell (H. Fowler, Charles or Philip Corbutt) (active 1746-died 1766), Engraver. Artist associated with 78 portraits.
- Johan van Diest (1695-1757), Artist. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (opposite Birchin Lane in Cornhill, London)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1757back to top
Current affairsAdmiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch in Portsmouth harbour for failing to prevent the loss of Minorca to the French.
William Pitt the Elder resigns from government after his failure to achieve success in the Seven Years War. He is recalled to government in June in coalition with former Prime Minister Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle.
Art and scienceDesigner Robert Adam returns to London after two years in Rome with a repertoire of classical themes which will form the basis of a new British neo-classicism.
Edmund Burke publishes his seminal work A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful.
Philosopher David Hume publishes The Natural History of Religion.
Artist William Blake is born in Soho, London.
InternationalSeven Years War: Victory for British ally, Frederick the Great, at Rossbach and Leuthen. Defeats for the British in India and Canada followed by British victory at the Battle of Plassey, led by Robert Clive, which secures British control of Bengal. British troops oust the Nawab of Bengal Siraj ud-Daulah and replace him with his uncle the pro-British Mir Jafar.
Italian pastellist Rosalba Carriera dies in Venice.
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