Sir Hans Sloane, Bt
Sir Hans Sloane, Bt
by John Faber Jr, published by Robert Sayer, after Thomas Murray
mezzotint, 1728 or after
13 7/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (352 mm x 248 mm) plate size; 14 3/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (366 mm x 259 mm) paper size
Artistsback to top
- John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
- Thomas Murray (1663-1735), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 86 portraits, Sitter associated with 7 portraits.
- Robert Sayer (1724 or 1725-1794), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 198 portraits.
Related worksback to top
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Golden Buck near St Dunstan's Church, Fleet Street, London)
Events of 1728back to top
Current affairsGeorge II's son Frederick, soon to be Prince of Wales, arrives in Britain for the first time, aged 21.
Satirist Jonathan Swift publishes A Short View on the State of Ireland which severely criticises British policy in Ireland.
Composer George Frideric Handel is appointed director of the King's Theatre, London.
Art and scienceJohn Gay's The Beggar's Opera debuts at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre, London.
First version of Alexander Pope's landmark literary satire The Dunciad is published.
Astronomer James Bradley uses stellar aberration to calculate the speed of light and observes the nutation of the Earth's axis.
InternationalBritish troops under Sir Charles Wager remain steadfast in Gibraltar and Spain ends its siege. Convention of Prado ends the one-year war between Britain and Spain.
Danish explorer Vitus Bering sails into Arctic seas through the strait between Asia and America now known by his name.
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