John Bowes, Baron Bowes
13 of 35 portraits by John Brooks
John Bowes, Baron Bowes
by John Brooks, published by Thomas Jefferys, published by William Herbert
mezzotint, 1741 or after
13 5/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (350 mm x 243 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- John Bowes, Baron Bowes (1690-1767), Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- John Brooks (circa 1710-after 1756), Engraver and print publisher. Artist associated with 35 portraits.
- William Herbert (1718-1795), Bibliographer and printseller. Artist associated with 28 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Thomas Jefferys (circa 1719-1771), Engraver, cartographer and publisher. Artist associated with 32 portraits.
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Current affairsMotion of no confidence in Prime Minister Robert Walpole is followed by a general election. Walpole's majority is reduced to less than twenty and he suffers defeat in seven divisions.
Opening of the Foundling Hospital, London, to aid homeless and abandoned children.
Art and scienceLancelot 'Capability' Brown is appointed head gardener at Stowe, where he works with the architect William Kent.
Actor David Garrick makes his debut on the London stage in Richard III.
Henry Fielding publishes An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews satirising Samuel Richardson's best-selling novel Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded.
InternationalWar of the Austrian Succession: Admiral Edward Vernon leads an unsuccessful attack on Spanish stronghold of Cartagena. Frederick II's Prussian army defeats the Austrians at Mollwitz, securing his hold on most of Silesia. French and Bavarian forces enter Prague.
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach publishes his set of Goldberg Variations, supposedly written for performance by the young harpsichordist Johann Gottlieb Goldberg.
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