by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
12 1/2 in. x 7 1/4 in. (318 mm x 185 mm) plate size; 18 1/8 in. x 11 in. (461 mm x 280 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1964
Sitterback to top
- Reginald Pole (1500-1558), Cardinal and Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 28 portraits.
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Events of 1700back to top
Current affairsThe sudden death of Prince William, son of Princess Anne and George, Prince of Denmark, triggers a succession crisis. His birth had secured the succession of the crown to a Protestant, safeguarding the throne from any future claim by James II's Catholic son, James Francis.
Art and scienceDramatist, William Congreve's comedy The Way of the World premieres at Lincoln's Inn Theatre, receiving a mixed reception. It would achieve greater literary acclaim in modern times.
Poet, John Dryden, dies and is buried in Geoffrey Chaucer's grave in Westminster Abbey.