Anne of Denmark
Anne of Denmark
by Jacobus Houbraken, after Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
line engraving, circa 1738-1742
14 3/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. (366 mm x 231 mm) plate size; 15 3/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (390 mm x 251 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Anne of Denmark (1574-1619), Queen of James I. Sitter associated with 49 portraits.
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Subjects & Themesback to top
- Allegory in portraits
- Angels, fairies and cherubs
- Jewellery - Amulets and religious symbology
- Jewellery - Brooches, buckles and pins
- Jewellery - Crowns and tiaras
- Jewellery - Earrings
- Jewellery - Hair ornaments
- Jewellery - Pearls
- Jewellery - Pendants and necklaces
- Jewellery - Precious stones
- Vases, pots and urns
Events of 1738back to top
Current affairsFetter Lane Society founded in London by the Moravians; a reformed group of Protestants led by exiled Saxon Count Nicolaus von Zinzendorf. He visits Britain to petition the king for protection for Moravian missionaries working in the British colonies. An act to this effect is finally passed in 1749.
John Wesley is converted, essentially launching the Methodist movement.
Art and scienceArtist Allan Ramsay returns to London from Rome and sets himself up as a portrait painter.
Metallurgist William Champion patents a process to distil zinc from calamine using charcoal in a smelter.
InternationalMethodist preacher George Whitefield arrives in Savannah, Georgia to replace John Wesley; the first of seven visits across the Atlantic which make him one of the most widely recognised figures in the American colonies.
Merchant sailor Robert Jenkins presents his pickled ear (cut off by Spanish coast-guards in Cuba in 1731) to Parliament stirring up war fever against Spain and leading to the War of Jenkins' Ear the following year.
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