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Elizabeth Hervey (née Felton), Countess of Bristol

Elizabeth Hervey (née Felton), Countess of Bristol, by John Simon, after  Michael Dahl, 1695-1714 - NPG D8969 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Elizabeth Hervey (née Felton), Countess of Bristol

by John Simon, after Michael Dahl
mezzotint, 1695-1714
13 5/8 in. x 10 in. (346 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 13 3/4 in. x 10 1/8 in. (349 mm x 257 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D8969

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Artistsback to top

  • Michael Dahl (1659-1743), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 166 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • John Simon (1675-1751), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 213 portraits.

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  • NPG D8970: Elizabeth Hervey (née Felton), Countess of Bristol (from same plate)

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Events of 1695back to top

Current affairs

Princess Anne, daughter of James II by Anne Hyde, and now heir apparent to the English throne, returns to court having retired two years previously over William III's dismissal of John Churchill and his wife, Sarah, Anne's closest companion.

Art and science

William Congreve's comical farce, Love for Love, exemplifying the height of Restoration comedy, reopens Lincoln's Inn Theatre with a new actors' company led by actor Thomas Betterton. Its witty, sparking dialogue made it hugely popular with audiences.

International

William III and Maximilian II Emanuel of Bavaria, commanding the army of the grand alliance, recapture Namur in the Spanish Netherlands from the French. Despite a period of victories, the Netherlands and England begin to struggle financially under the economic strain of the ongoing Nine Years' War.

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