4 of 4 portraits of Abraham Bloemaert
possibly by Willem Isaacsz van Swanenburg, published by Johannes Covens, and published by Cornelis Mortier, after Jacob Matham, after Paulus Moreelse
line engraving, mid 18th century
8 5/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (220 mm x 155 mm) plate size; 8 7/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (226 mm x 157 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1960
Sitterback to top
- Abraham Bloemaert (1564-1651), Painter. Sitter associated with 4 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Johannes Covens (1697-1774), Publisher. Artist associated with 2 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.
- Cornelis Mortier (1699-1783), Publisher. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Willem Isaacsz van Swanenburg (1580-1612), Engraver. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Events of 1730back to top
Current affairsJohn and Charles Wesley form a Holy Club at Oxford which becomes the cradle of Methodism.
Glasite sect, which promoted a form of primitive Christianity, established in Scotland by John Glas.
Last native roe deer in England is reputedly killed in Northumberland.
Art and scienceFrench sculptor Louis-Francois Roubiliac settles in London from Paris.
The Daily Advertiser is established as the first newspaper funded by advertising.
Mathematician and inventor John Hadley invents the octant, a navigating device which precedes the sextant.
InternationalFrederick, Crown Prince of Prussia, tries to flee to Britain but is imprisoned by his father Frederick William I.
Pope Clement XII succeeds Benedict XIII as the 246th pope.
Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius observes the aurora borealis and suggests the existence of the earth's magnetic field.