2 of 2 portraits by Joachim Ottens
published by Joachim Ottens, and published by Frederick de Wit, after Jacob Matham, after Paulus Moreelse
line engraving, circa 1650-1680
8 in. x 6 in. (204 mm x 153 mm) plate size; 8 3/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (214 mm x 161 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Sitterback to top
- Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1651), Painter. Sitter associated with 4 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Frederick de Wit (1629 or 1630-1706), Publisher. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
- Jacob Matham (1571-1631), Publisher, printmaker and printer. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Paulus Moreelse (1571-1638), Printmaker, painter and draughtsman. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Joachim Ottens (active 1663-1719), Publisher. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
Events of 1650back to top
Current affairsExiled Charles, Prince of Wales, holds negotiations in the Netherlands, with the Scottish Parliament to secure an alliance. Despite misgivings on both sides, and pressure from the Scots for Charles to sign the covenants, the treaty of Breda is agreed.
Oliver Cromwell defeats the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar.
Art and sciencePoet and politician, Andrew Marvell, composes his greatest political poem, Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland. Marvell become Oliver Cromwell's unofficial poet laureate during the Protectorate.
InternationalWilliam, The Prince of Orange, grandson of Charles I, is born assuming the title from the moment of birth. Forty years later, he would become William III of England.
General-at-Sea, Robert Blake is dispatched to Portugal to prevent attacks on Commonwealth merchant shipping from royalist, Prince Rupert, based in Lisbon.
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