Monument to William Aubrey

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Monument to William Aubrey

by Wenceslaus Hollar
etching, circa 1658
11 3/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (292 mm x 164 mm)
Reference Collection
NPG D1005

Sitterback to top

  • William Aubrey (1529-1595), Master in Chancery. Sitter associated with 4 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher. Artist or producer associated with 540 portraits, Sitter associated with 10 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D25376: Monument to William Aubrey (from same plate)
  • NPG D42947: Monument to William Aubrey (from same plate)

Subject/Themeback to top

Events of 1658back to top

Current affairs

Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell dies from pneumonia at Whitehall on 3rd September. His effigy lay in state at Somerset House, the ceremony based upon that of James I. Cromwell's son, Richard Cromwell is nominated Lord Protector.
Granddaughter of James I, Princess Sophia marries Ernest Augustus, Elector of Hanover.

Art and science

Puritan divine, Richard Baxter, publishes A Call to the Unconverted, a core text of evangelicalism.
Playwright, William Davenant stages his innovative The Cruelty of the Spaniards in Peru, relating to Oliver Cromwell's anti-Spanish policy. Presented as a musical, it circumvents the ban imposed during the Interregnum on dramatic performances.

International

James, Duke of York, fighting alongside his brother, Henry, Duke of Gloucester, commands a Royalist contingent allied to Spanish forces against the armies of England, Holland and France at the Battle of the Dunes. Their defeat ends the prospect of a Royalist invasion of England with Spanish support.

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