Johanna de Blois
Johanna de Blois
by Pieter de Jode II, published by Gillis Hendricx, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, 1640-1655
10 3/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (264 mm x 193 mm) plate size; 12 in. x 8 1/2 in. (306 mm x 217 mm) paper size
Artistsback to top
- Pieter de Jode II (1601-1674), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 13 portraits.
- Gillis Hendricx (active 1640-died 1677), Print publisher. Artist or producer associated with 13 portraits.
- Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 1023 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1640back to top
Current affairsSecond Bishops' War. James Graham, Marquess of Montrose, leading the Scottish armies, occupies northeast of England. Defeat at the Battle of Newburn forces impoverished Charles to sign Treaty of Ripon.
Long Parliament. Habeas Corpus Act is passed, abolishing the Star Chamber. Impeachment of Royalists, Earl of Strafford and Archbishop Laud.
Art and scienceAuthor, James Howell, writes Dodona's Grove, a historical allegory of events since 1603. A renowned royalist, Howell's anti-parliamentary remarks in the book would later attract accusations from parliamentarians.
The last Caroline masque before the outbreak of civil war, Salmacida Spolia by Sir William Davenant, is performed at Whitehall Palace.
InternationalFrederick William becomes Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia. The Elector's policy of religious tolerance benefited his state during the religious struggles dominating the Thirty Years' War.
The Bay Psalm Book is published, the first book to be printed in British North America.
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