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Mary Howard

by John Faber Jr, published by John Bowles, published by Carington Bowles, after Gabriel Mathias
mezzotint, published circa 1763-1779 (circa 1736-1756)
14 in. x 9 7/8 in. (356 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 15 1/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (383 mm x 273 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D3102

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  • Mary Howard (1653-1735), Abbess of the English nuns at Antwerp. Sitter in 2 portraits.

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  • Carington Bowles (1724-1793), Printseller. Artist associated with 100 portraits.
  • John Bowles (1701?-1779), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 116 portraits.
  • John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
  • Gabriel Mathias (1719-1804). Artist associated with 8 portraits.

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John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute resigns as Prime Minister following sustained attacks in the press and parliament. He is succeeded by George Grenville.
Radical John Wilkes is arrested for attacking the king in his weekly satirical publication The North Briton. His arrest is declared illegal by Chief Justice Pratt and he is released, though expelled from Parliament.


Art and science

Biographer James Boswell is introduced to the writer Samuel Johnson for the first time at Thomas Davies's bookshop in Covent Garden, London.
Josiah Wedgwood receives orders for his pottery from Queen Charlotte. He names his range of pottery 'Queen's Ware' after her.
American painter Benjamin West settles in London, where he becomes famous for his large-scale history scenes.

International

Pontiac, an Ottawa chief, leads an uprising of the Indian tribes in America in an attempt to drive the British east. Royal Proclamation of 1763 is made by George III, regulating westward expansion of British North America.
Seven Years' War: Treaty of Paris between Britain, France, Spain and Portugal and Treaty of Hubertusburg between Prussia and Austria end the Seven Years' War, leaving Britain in control of Canada, India and much of the Caribbean.



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