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William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1705 (circa 1704)
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (347 mm x 251 mm) plate size; 15 in. x 11 in. (382 mm x 280 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1944
Reference Collection
NPG D11571

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Artistsback to top

  • Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist or producer associated with 1689 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
  • John Smith (1652-1743), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 1181 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

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  • NPG D333: William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle (from same plate)
  • NPG D334: William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle (from same plate)
  • NPG D7300: William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle (from same plate)

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Current affairs

The Act for the Naturalization of Princess Sophia, Electress of Hanover, following the Act of Settlement, 1701, ensures Sophia and her descendants, if Protestant, would succeed to the throne.
The passing of the Alien Act in Parliament deems any Scot in England to be a foreign subject.

Art and science

Astronomer, Edmond Halley, publishes his celebrated work Synopsis astronomia cometicae.
Architect, Sir John Vanbrugh is appointed to design Blenheim Palace, a gift from the queen to John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory against the French at Blindheim, Bavaria.

International

Charles Mordaunt, Earl of Peterborough having recently been appointed admiral alongside Sir Cloudesley Shovell, sails from England to fight a successful, though controversial campaign in Spain during the War of the Spanish Succession.

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