15 of 16 portraits of Francis Atterbury
by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, circa 1700-1721
8 in. x 6 in. (202 mm x 152 mm) plate size; 10 1/2 in. x 8 1/4 in. (268 mm x 208 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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Artistback to top
- John Faber Sr (circa 1660-1721), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist associated with 195 portraits.
Events of 1700back to top
Current affairsThe sudden death of Prince William, son of Princess Anne and George, Prince of Denmark, triggers a succession crisis. His birth had secured the succession of the crown to a Protestant, safeguarding the throne from any future claim by James II's Catholic son, James Francis.
Art and scienceDramatist, William Congreve's comedy The Way of the World premieres at Lincoln's Inn Theatre, receiving a mixed reception. It would achieve greater literary acclaim in modern times.
Poet, John Dryden, dies and is buried in Geoffrey Chaucer's grave in Westminster Abbey.