Sir Samuel Garth
5 of 5 portraits by Jacob Tonson II
Sir Samuel Garth
by John Simon, published by Jacob Tonson I, or published by Jacob Tonson II, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, circa 1715 (circa 1705-1710)
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (354 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 15 1/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (384 mm x 283 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Artistsback to top
- John Simon (1675-1751), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 213 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1686 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
- Jacob Tonson I (1655-1736), Publisher; Secretary of the Kit-cat Club. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Jacob Tonson II (1682-1735), Publisher; nephew of Jacob Tonson I. Artist associated with 5 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1715back to top
Current affairsHenry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke flees to Paris - following his part in secret negotiations around the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 - where he becomes foreign minister to the Pretender, James Stuart. First Jacobite Rebellion begins in Scotland against the rule of George I. The Pretender arrives from France.
Total solar eclipse is seen across southern England; the last total eclipse visible in London for almost 900 years.
Art and scienceArtist Jonathan Richardson publishes The Theory of Painting, credited with being the first significant work of artistic theory in English.
Poet Alexander Pope begins his acclaimed translation of Homer's Illiad Architect Colen Campbell creates interest in the Palladian style in Britain with the publication of his Vitruvius Britannicus.
InternationalLouis XIV of France dies after seventy-two years on the throne. He is succeeded by his five-year old grandson, Louis XV.
British build a permanent factory in Canton, China.
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