3 of 10 portraits of Michael Drayton
by William Hole (Holle)
line engraving, published 1619
7 3/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. (187 mm x 120 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Artistback to top
- William Hole (Holle) (before 1600-1624), Engraver. Artist associated with 13 portraits.
Events of 1619back to top
Current affairsQueen of James I, Anne of Denmark dies at Hampton Court of consumption and dropsy. Her state funeral is comparable to that of Elizabeth I.
The first permanent banqueting house at Whitehall, built for James I, is destroyed by fire. Inigo Jones is immediately commissioned to design a new one.
Art and scienceClergyman, Arthur Hildersham, publishes A Briefe Forme of Examination and The Doctrine of Communicating Worthily in the Lord's Supper. A Puritan divine, Hildersham advocated for regular communion and emphasised the need of assurance in salvation.
InternationalFrederick V, Elector Palatine and his wife, Elizabeth, James I's daughter, are crowned King and Queen of Bohemia.
The first Africans start to arrive in Virginia, North America, as indentured servants. Gradually a shift in their status
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