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Sir William Rowley

3 of 3 portraits by Claude Arnulphy

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Sir William Rowley

by and sold by John Faber Jr, sold by Thomas Bowles Jr, sold by John Bowles, after Claude Arnulphy
mezzotint, 1745 (1743)
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D4109

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  • Claude Arnulphy (1697-1786), Portrait painter. Artist or producer associated with 3 portraits.
  • John Bowles (1701?-1779), Printseller and publisher. Artist or producer associated with 118 portraits.
  • Thomas Bowles Jr (1689 or 1690?-1767), Printseller and publisher. Artist or producer associated with 37 portraits.
  • John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist or producer associated with 818 portraits.

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Second Jacobite Rebellion: the Young Pretender, Charles Edward Stuart ('Bonnie Prince Charlie') lands in Scotland and proclaims his father king. Jacobite forces take Edinburgh and march into England as far as Derby but are forced to turn back due to lack of support.
The song later to become the British national anthem, God Save the King, is first performed at the Drury Lane Theatre in London in a setting by Thomas Arne.

Art and science

William Hogarth completes the six paintings of Marriage-à-la-Mode, his satirical take on upper-class eighteenth-century society.
West towers of Westminster Abbey are completed
Satirical writer Jonathan Swift dies.

International

War of the Austrian Succession: the French army defeat Austrian, Dutch and British forces under the Duke of Cumberland at the Battle of Fontenoy.
Madame de Pompadour becomes mistress to Louis XV of France.
Principle of the Leyden jar is discovered by German physicist, Ewald Georg von Kleist.
Artist Giovanni Batista Piranesi publishes the first of his Vedute (Views); a celebrated series of etchings of Rome.

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