Sir John Chardin
Sir John Chardin
by David Loggan
line engraving, 1686
10 1/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (257 mm x 165 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Sir John Chardin (1643-1712), Diamond merchant and travel writer. Sitter in 5 portraits.
Artistback to top
- David Loggan (1634-1692), Artist and engraver. Artist associated with 191 portraits.
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Events of 1686back to top
Current affairsJames II, determined to re-establish Catholicism as a state religion, reverses proscription for Catholics to positions of authority, revives the ecclesiastic Court of High Commission, and admits to the privy council four Catholic lords, including John Belasyse, Baron Belasyse of Worlaby.
Art and scienceA collection of poems by painter and poet, Anne Killigrew are posthumously published under the title, Poems by Mrs. Anne Killigrew'. A maid of honour to the queen, Mary of Modena, Killigrew was known for her beauty and virtuous nature.
InternationalThe League of Augsburg, founded by a coalition of European countries convened by the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I, opposed the expansionist plans of France.
James II creates the Dominion of New England, uniting the administrations of several English colonies in North America.
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