Charles II’s Cavalcade through the City of London
by Dirck Stoop
- Date painted: 1662
Prince Rupert as a child 1625, portrait owned by his uncle King Charles I
By Michiel Jansz van Miereveld
Jonathan Jones: The National Portrait Gallery is trying to drum up millions to buy a Van Dyck self-portrait. So why is this Belgian artist so important to British art history?
Aristotle’s Masterpiece, also known as The Works of Aristotle, the Famous Philosopher, is a sex manual and a midwifery book that was popular in England from the early modern period through to the 19th century. It was first published in 1684 and written by an unknown author who falsely claimed to be Aristotle.
Portrait of Margaretha Delff by Jan Verkolje, 1674
'Robert Hooke, Engineer'
By Rita Greer
A memorial portrait presented to the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford University in 2009. It shows Hooke in Oxford with important work – a wheel barometer, his microscope and copy of ‘Micrographia’, a pocket watch, optic, spring and universal joint. He is holding a chain to make a catenary arch and on the wall behind him is a map of the City of London which he helped to survey and rebuild after the Great Fire of 1666.
Anna Waser (1678–1714) Swiss painter
This early self-portrait, executed with considerable technical skill was painted when she was only twelve. Her reputation as a skilled miniaturist enabled her to receive commissions from all over Europe.
On this day, November 5th 1688 William Prince of Orange lands in Torbay, England, to begin the Glorious Revolution. His ship bears the banner “The Liberty of the Protestant People of England, I will Maintain.”