5 of 8 portraits of Margaret Lemon
by Wenceslaus Hollar, published by Hendrick van der Borcht the Elder, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
10 1/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (257 mm x 175 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Margaret Lemon (born circa 1614), Artists model and mistress of Sir Anthony van Dyck. Sitter in 8 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher. Artist associated with 540 portraits, Sitter associated with 10 portraits.
- Hendrick van der Borcht the Elder (1583-1651), Painter, engraver, dealer and collector. Artist associated with 2 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641), Painter. Artist associated with 1023 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
Events of 1646back to top
Current affairsFirst civil war ends. Under Thomas Fairfax, Commander-in-Chief, Parliamentarians defeat Royalist armies in the last major conflicts of the war, the Battles of Torrington and Stow-on-the-Wold. The subsequent fall of Royalist Oxford forces Charles I to flee and he surrenders himself to the Scots at Newark.
Art and sciencePortrait painter, William Dobson, returns to London after the defeat of the king and is briefly imprisoned for debt. He dies in poverty aged thirty-five.
InternationalInstructed by Charles I, James Butler, Marquess of Ormonde resumes negotiations with the Irish Confederates attempting to raise troops for the royalist cause. The resulting First Ormonde Peace, though publicly proclaimed, is eventually rejected by the Confederates on account of papal ambassador, Archbishop Rinuccini's considerable influence.
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