Queen Mary II
97 of 97 portraits of Queen Mary II
Queen Mary II
by Jacobus Houbraken, published by Jacobus Haffman and P. Meyer, after Hendrik Pothoven
line engraving, 1751
14 3/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. (366 mm x 232 mm) plate size; 17 in. x 11 5/8 in. (432 mm x 296 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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- Queen Mary II (1662-1694), Reigned with William III 1689-94. Sitter associated with 97 portraits.
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Current affairsFrederick, Prince of Wales dies and is succeeded by his son, later George III, as Prince of Wales.
Third Gin Act requires government inspection of distilleries and restricts sales to licensed premises in an effort to curtail consumption.
Art and scienceThomas Gray publishes his poem Elegy written in a Country Church Yard.
Philosopher David Hume publishes An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.
Eliza Haywood publishes her novel The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless.
William Hogarth publishes his satirical engravings Beer-Street, Gin Lane and The Four Stages of Cruelty.
InternationalRobert Clive reopens hostilities with the French in India. He prevails after holding out during the siege of Arcot.
First part of the Encyclopédie - an innovative 28 volume encyclopedia which represented the dominant strains of Enlightenment thinking - is published in France, edited by Diderot.
Swedish chemist Alex Cronstedt identifies nickel as an impurity in copper ore as a separate metallic element.
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