7 of 7 portraits of Richard Dickinson
after Hans Hysing
mezzotint, (circa 1725)
8 1/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (207 mm x 142 mm) plate size; 8 1/2 in. x 6 1/8 in. (217 mm x 156 mm) paper size
Sitterback to top
- Richard Dickinson (1669-1739), 'Governor of Scarborough Spaw'. Sitter associated with 7 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Hans Hysing (1678-1752 or 1753), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 37 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1725back to top
Current affairsNotorious 'Thief Taker General' Jonathan Wild is hanged at Tyburn. He ran one of the most successful gangs of thieves of the era, while appearing to be the nation's leading policeman.
Pardoned Jacobite leader Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke forms an opposition to the Prime Minister Robert Walpole.
Order of the Bath is founded by King George I.
Art and sciencePoet Alexander Pope produces a new edition of Shakespeare, which he rewrites and edits in numerous places.
Philosopher Francis Hutcheson publishes his first major work An Inquiry into the Original of our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue, published in two treatises concerning aesthetics and morality.
InternationalRussian tsar Peter the Great dies.
Treaty of Hanover between England, France and Prussia.
Composer Antonio Vivaldi debuts the set of violin concertos known as The Four Seasons.
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach debuts his Easter Oratorio in Leipzig.
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