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Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset

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Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset

by George Vertue, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1742 (1741)
14 5/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (372 mm x 238 mm) plate size; 21 1/2 in. x 15 in. (545 mm x 381 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D42930

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Artistsback to top

  • John & Paul Knapton (active 1735-1789), Booksellers and publishers. Artist associated with 290 portraits.
  • Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1023 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
  • George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 864 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D35358: Edward Sackville, 4th Earl of Dorset (from same plate)

Events of 1742back to top

Current affairs

Robert Walpole resigns as Prime Minister following the scandal surrounding the alleged rigging of the Chippenham by-election. He is made 1st Earl of Orford. Carteret administration formed with Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington as Prime Minister.

Art and science

Composer George Frideric Handel's Messiah is first performed at The Great Music Hall in Dublin.
Ranelagh Gardens opens in Chelsea.
Writer Edmond Hoyle publishes the definitive rules of whist.
James Bradley succeeds Edmond Halley as Astronomer Royal.
Painter Charles Jervas' translation of Don Quixote is posthumously published.

International

War of the Austrian Succession: Treaty of Berlin, mediated by Britain, is signed by Maria Theresa of Austria and Frederick II of Prussia, ending the First Silesian War. George II acts as guarantor.
Swedish astronomer Anders Celsius proposes 100 degrees between the freezing and boiling points of water.

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