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'Object: The Bruiser Bruis'd: Or, the Knowing-Ones Taken-in' (John ('Jack') Slack; John ('Jack') Broughton)

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'Object: The Bruiser Bruis'd: Or, the Knowing-Ones Taken-in' (John ('Jack') Slack; John ('Jack') Broughton)

published by Peter Griffin
etching, published 1750
Primary Collection
NPG L269.A2.06

On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery

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  • Peter Griffin (active 1738-1748), Map and printseller. Artist or producer associated with 5 portraits.

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Notorious highwayman James MacLaine is apprehended and hanged at Tyburn, having passed in society as a wealthy gentleman for two years.
Scottish landlords start evicting tenants in the Highland Clearances.
Westminster Bridge is opened, the only fixed crossing of the River Thames between London Bridge and Putney.
Iron Act is passed restricting the manufacture of iron products in the American colonies.

Art and science

Electrician and experimental philosopher John Canton reads a paper before the Royal Society on a method of making artificial magnets.
Writer Samuel Johnson begins publishing his periodical The Rambler.
Artist Joshua Reynolds travels to Italy, where he remains until 1752.
Establishment of the Jockey Club; a gentleman's club which took over the regulation of British horse racing.

International

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach dies in Leipzig. He completes his Mass in B Minor, worked on over many years, shortly before his death.

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