published by Nicolaes Visscher II, after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 17th century
11 7/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (302 mm x 227 mm) plate size; 12 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in. (312 mm x 235 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.
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Events of 1670back to top
Current affairsCharles II mistress, Barbara Villiers, is created Duchess of Cleveland and granted Nonsuch Palace including its sizeable grounds.
Actress and royal mistress, Nell Gwyn, gives birth to Charles II's son, Charles, who would later become, Duke of St. Albans.
Art and scienceTragicomedy, The Forc'd Marriage, by Aphra Behn, staged by the Duke's Company, starts Behn's career as a professional writer. The writer may have been a royalist spy towards the end of the interregnum.
Poet laureate, John Dryden, is made historiographer royal, a post he would hold for nearly 20 years.