5 of 864 portraits by George Vertue
by George Vertue, after Jonathan Richardson, after a bust attributed to Edward Pearce
line engraving and etching, (circa 1660)
12 1/4 in. x 7 1/2 in. (312 mm x 189 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1961
Artistsback to top
- Edward Pearce (circa 1635-1695), Sculptor. Artist associated with 7 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Jonathan Richardson (1667-1745), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 125 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 864 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
Events of 1660back to top
Current affairsThe Convention Parliament and Lords proclaim Charles II king after he issues a declaration from Breda offering an indemnity to those who had committed crimes against the crown during the civil war and Interregnum. Charles lands at Dover from The Hague on 25th May to great pomp and ceremony.
Art and scienceDiarist Samuel Pepys starts his diary on 1st January, writing in shorthand. The diary became a unique social document, opening with a brief summary of his domestic situation and the political background.
Dutch portrait painter, Peter Lely, is appointed principal painter to Charles II.
Official foundation of the Royal Society.
InternationalThe Anglo-Spanish War, begun by Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell, formally ends after the restoration of the British monarchy and peace is made with Philip IV of Spain.
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