Queen Mary II
Queen Mary II
sold by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
7 7/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (200 mm x 149 mm)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Queen Mary II (1662-1694), Reigned with William III 1689-94. Sitter associated with 97 portraits.
Artistsback to top
Related worksback to top
- NPG D10665: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
- NPG D11923: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
- NPG D7763: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
- NPG D20344: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
- NPG D31066: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
- NPG D7759: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
- NPG D7764: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Lyon & Crown in Russell Street, Covent Garden, London)
Events of 1715back to top
Current affairsHenry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke flees to Paris - following his part in secret negotiations around the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 - where he becomes foreign minister to the Pretender, James Stuart. First Jacobite Rebellion begins in Scotland against the rule of George I. The Pretender arrives from France.
Total solar eclipse is seen across southern England; the last total eclipse visible in London for almost 900 years.
Art and scienceArtist Jonathan Richardson publishes The Theory of Painting, credited with being the first significant work of artistic theory in English.
Poet Alexander Pope begins his acclaimed translation of Homer's Illiad Architect Colen Campbell creates interest in the Palladian style in Britain with the publication of his Vitruvius Britannicus.
InternationalLouis XIV of France dies after seventy-two years on the throne. He is succeeded by his five-year old grandson, Louis XV.
British build a permanent factory in Canton, China.
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