by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), by Robert White, after Mary Beale
line engraving, circa 1692
11 in. x 7 1/2 in. (280 mm x 189 mm) plate size; 11 7/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (303 mm x 206 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- John Tillotson (1630-1694), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 42 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Mary Beale (1633-1699), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 53 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc) (1649-1697), Engraver. Artist associated with 76 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Robert White (1645-1703), Engraver. Artist associated with 608 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1692back to top
Current affairsStatesman and member of the Privy Council, John Churchill is dismissed from office by the monarchs and later imprisoned on suspicion of collaborating with Jacobites.
Jacobite sympathisers in the Scottish Highlands, the MacIain clan, are murdered by government troops led by Robert Campbell, in the Glencoe Massacre.
Art and scienceAntiquary, Thomas Rymer, is appointed historiographer royal. Rymer would spend the rest of his life transcribing the history of England's alliances and treaties with foreign countries, publishing them in sixteen volumes.
Nahum Tate is appointed Poet Laureate.
Composer, Henry Purcell, stages the dramatic opera, The Fairy-Queen.
InternationalAttempts by French and Jacobite-Irish forces to invade England and restore James II to the English throne are thwarted at the naval Battle of La Hogue. The English victory is principally achieved by Vice-Admiral George Rooke's destruction of the enemy's fleet.
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