24 of 24 portraits of Gilbert Burnet
by M. van der Giest, printed and sold by Timothy Jordan, printed and sold by Thomas Bakewell, after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, published circa 1729-1749
13 1/4 in. x 10 1/8 in. (338 mm x 257 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Sitterback to top
- Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715), Bishop of Salisbury and historian. Sitter associated with 24 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Bakewell (active 1729-1749), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 15 portraits.
- Timothy Jordan (active 1714-1749), Printseller. Artist associated with 8 portraits.
- Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) (died 1737), Mezzotinter and pastel draughtsman. Artist associated with 65 portraits.
- M. van der Giest. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
Events of 1729back to top
Current affairsCommittee of the House of Commons appointed to enquire into the state of Britain's gaols.
Opening of the first Putney Bridge; the only fixed crossing of the River Thames between London Bridge and Kingston Bridge at the time.
Tornado destroys buildings in Sussex and Kent
Art and scienceChiswick House in London, a pioneering example of English Palladian revival architecture, is designed by its owner Richard Boyle with the help of the architect William Kent.
Jonathan Swift publishes A Modest Proposal; a satirical attack on attitudes towards the poor and Irish policy more generally.
InternationalBenjamin Franklin prints, publishes and largely writes the weekly Pennsylvania Gazette, which soon becomes the most successful newspaper in the colonies.
Treaty of Seville seals peace between Britain and Spain.
King Frederick IV of Denmark charters the Danish East India Company.
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