56 of 166 portraits by Michael Dahl
by George Vertue, sold by Joseph Smith, sold by Thomas Taylor, after Michael Dahl
line engraving, 1711
15 in. x 10 3/4 in. (382 mm x 273 mm) plate size; 15 7/8 in. x 11 1/4 in. (402 mm x 286 mm) paper size
Artistsback to top
- Michael Dahl (1659-1743), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 166 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Joseph Smith (active 1687-1731), Printseller and art bookseller. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Thomas Taylor (active 1711-1725), Publisher. Artist associated with 8 portraits.
- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 864 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Print Shop within Exeter-Exchange in the Strand; Golden-Lyon near the Horn-Tavern in Fleet Street, London)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1711back to top
Current affairsQueen Anne dismisses from office her closest companion, Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, over disagreements principally concerning matters of state. Sarah's husband, the Duke of Marlborough, is also dismissed, a victim of ambition and political intrigue.
The South Sea Company is launched to undertake the nation's debt.
Art and scienceComposer, George Frideric Handel's first London opera Rinaldo is staged at the Queen's Theatre and privately performed for the queen on her birthday at St. James's Palace. The following year Handel would leave the Hanoverian court to settle in London.
Essayists, Sir Richard Steele and Joseph Addison establish The Spectator.