17 of 20 portraits of Thomas Ken
by George Vertue, after F. Scheffer
engraving, circa 1713
6 5/8 in. x 4 1/4 in. (168 mm x 107 mm) plate size; 7 in. x 4 3/8 in. (178 mm x 111 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
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Current affairsAn ailing Queen Anne is unable to attend a thanksgiving ceremony at St. Paul's in July to celebrate the treaty of Utrecht, attended by both Houses of Parliament in full state.
John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, on self-imposed exile on the continent, is joined by his wife, Sarah Churchill.
Art and scienceLiterary fraternity, the Scriblerus Club is founded. Consisting of satirists, including Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and Thomas Parnell, the club ridiculed current trends in scholarship and culture through the fictitious literary character, Martinus Scriblerus.
Joseph Addison's play, Cato, premieres at Drury Lane and becomes an immediate success.