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Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland

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Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1738
14 5/8 in. x 9 1/4 in. (373 mm x 234 mm) plate size; 16 1/2 in. x 11 1/8 in. (419 mm x 281 mm) paper size
acquired
Reference Collection
NPG D38794

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Artistsback to top

  • Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780), Engraver. Artist associated with 435 portraits.
  • Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1023 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D26523: Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland (from same plate)
  • NPG D38795: Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland (from same plate)
  • NPG D42886: Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland (from same plate)

Events of 1738back to top

Current affairs

Fetter Lane Society founded in London by the Moravians; a reformed group of Protestants led by exiled Saxon Count Nicolaus von Zinzendorf. He visits Britain to petition the king for protection for Moravian missionaries working in the British colonies. An act to this effect is finally passed in 1749.
John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement.



Art and science

Artist Allan Ramsay returns to London from Rome and sets himself up as a portrait painter.
Metallurgist William Champion patents a process to distil zinc from calamine using charcoal in a smelter.

International

Methodist preacher George Whitefield arrives in Savannah, Georgia to replace John Wesley; the first of seven visits across the Atlantic which make him one of the most widely recognised figures in the American colonies.
Merchant sailor Robert Jenkins presents his pickled ear (cut off by Spanish coast-guards in Cuba in 1731) to Parliament stirring up war fever against Spain and leading to the War of Jenkins' Ear the following year.

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