King Edward I
18 of 25 portraits of King Edward I
King Edward I
by George Vertue
engraving, engraved 1734
11 1/2 in. x 7 3/4 in. (292 mm x 198 mm) plate size; 12 1/4 in. x 8 1/2 in. (311 mm x 217 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Artistback to top
- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 864 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
Events of 1734back to top
Current affairsBank of England moves to its present building in Threadneedle Street, London, designed by the architect John Soane.
Engravers' Copyright Act, known as 'Hogarth's Act' is passed to prevent the piracy of prints.
Prime Minister Robert Walpole wins his third General Election victory.
Art and scienceArtist James Thornhill dies.
William Hogarth completes A Rake's Progress series of paintings. .
Society of Dilettanti is founded in London; a group of noblemen and scholars who had been on the Grand Tour and aim to promote the study of ancient Greek and Roman art.
Oriental scholar George Sale translates the Qu'ran into English for the first time.
InternationalFrench, Sardinian and Spanish troops defeat Austrians throughout Italy. Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI declares war on France.
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach debuts his Christmas Oratorio in Leipzig.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.
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