Unknown man engraved as Reginald Pole

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Unknown man engraved as Reginald Pole

by Nicolas de Larmessin III, after Sebastiano del Piombo
line engraving, circa 1729-1740
13 1/4 in. x 9 7/8 in. (337 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 19 3/8 in. x 14 1/8 in. (493 mm x 360 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D40291

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  • Reginald Pole (1500-1558), Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 28 portraits.

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  • NPG D40292: Unknown man engraved as Reginald Pole (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Committee of the House of Commons appointed to enquire into the state of Britain's gaols.
Opening of the first Putney Bridge; the only fixed crossing of the River Thames between London Bridge and Kingston Bridge at the time.
Tornado destroys buildings in Sussex and Kent

Art and science

Chiswick House in London, a pioneering example of English Palladian revival architecture, is designed by its owner Richard Boyle with the help of the architect William Kent.
Jonathan Swift publishes A Modest Proposal; a satirical attack on attitudes towards the poor and Irish policy more generally.


International

Benjamin Franklin prints, publishes and largely writes the weekly Pennsylvania Gazette, which soon becomes the most successful newspaper in the colonies.
Treaty of Seville seals peace between Britain and Spain.
King Frederick IV of Denmark charters the Danish East India Company.

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