Queen Mary II
Queen Mary II
sold by Thomas Bakewell, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1729-1749 (circa 1690)
8 in. x 6 in. (203 mm x 152 mm) plate size; 8 1/2 in. x 6 5/8 in. (216 mm x 168 mm) paper size
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 D7758: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
- NPG D7759: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
- NPG D31066: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
- NPG D20344: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
- NPG D11923: Queen Mary II (based on same portrait)
- NPG D10665: 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 (next ye Horn Tavern, Fleet Street, London)
Events of 1729back to top
Current affairsCommittee of the House of Commons appointed to enquire into the state of Britain's gaols.
Opening of the first Putney Bridge; the only fixed crossing of the River Thames between London Bridge and Kingston Bridge at the time.
Tornado destroys buildings in Sussex and Kent
Art and scienceChiswick House in London, a pioneering example of English Palladian revival architecture, is designed by its owner Richard Boyle with the help of the architect William Kent.
Jonathan Swift publishes A Modest Proposal; a satirical attack on attitudes towards the poor and Irish policy more generally.
InternationalBenjamin Franklin prints, publishes and largely writes the weekly Pennsylvania Gazette, which soon becomes the most successful newspaper in the colonies.
Treaty of Seville seals peace between Britain and Spain.
King Frederick IV of Denmark charters the Danish East India Company.
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