James Radcliffe (Radclyffe), 3rd Earl of Derwentwater

James Radcliffe (Radclyffe), 3rd Earl of Derwentwater, by and published by George Vertue, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, engraved 1716 - NPG D18879 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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James Radcliffe (Radclyffe), 3rd Earl of Derwentwater

by and published by George Vertue, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
engraving, engraved 1716
14 5/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (371 mm x 267 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D18879

Sitterback to top

Artistsback to top

  • Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1683 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
  • George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 864 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D27641: James Radcliffe (Radclyffe), 3rd Earl of Derwentwater (from same plate)
  • NPG D35145: James Radcliffe (Radclyffe), 3rd Earl of Derwentwater (from same plate)

Events of 1716back to top

Current affairs

Failure of the Jacobite rebellion. John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll disperses the remainder of the Jacobite troops. The Pretender, James Stuart, flees to France. Jacobite leaders James Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Derwentwater and William Gordon, 6th Viscount of Kenmure are executed.
Septennial Act extends life of parliament from three to seven years.

Art and science

Artist Philip Mercier settles in England from Paris.
Physicist and Astronomer Royal Edmond Halley suggests a precise measurement of the distance between the Earth and the Sun by timing the transit of Venus.

International

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu leaves for Turkey with her husband who takes up the post of Ambassador to Constantinople. While there she writes a series of letters, observing contemporary Turkish life, later to be published as the celebrated Turkish Embassy Letters.
Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI has a son, but the child dies within the year.

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