Culture, General Things, Arts, Paintings

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Culture, General Things, Arts, Paintings, Companies

Culture, General Things, Arts, Paintings, Companies, The King's Company

On 19 Oct 1667 The Black Prince was staged first by The King's Company at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane Convent Garden. The opening performance was attended by King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 37).

Edward Kynaston (age 27) played The Black Prince.

Culture, General Things, Arts, Paintings, Flagmen of Lowestoft

Around 1665 Peter Lely (age 46). Portrait of Vice-Admiral Christopher Myngs (age 39). One of the Flagmen of Lowestoft.

Around 1665 Peter Lely (age 46). Portrait of Admiral George Ayscue (age 49). One of the Flagmen of Lowestoft.

Around 1665 Peter Lely (age 46). Portrait of Thomas Allin 1st Baronet (age 53). One of the Flagmen of Lowestoft.

Around 1665 Peter Lely (age 46). Portrait of Admiral John Lawson (age 50). One of the Flagmen of Lowestoft.

Pepy's Diary. 18 Apr 1666. [Up] and by coach with Sir W. Batten (age 65) and Sir Thos. Allen (age 54) to White Hall, and there after attending the Duke (age 32) as usual and there concluding of many things preparatory to the Prince (age 46) and Generall's going to sea on Monday next, Sir W. Batten (age 65) and Sir T. Allen (age 54) and I to Mr. Lilly's (age 47), the painter's; and there saw the heads, some finished, and all begun, of the Flaggmen in the late great fight with the Duke of Yorke (age 32) against the Dutch. The Duke of Yorke (age 32) hath them done to hang in his chamber, and very finely they are done indeed. Here is the Prince's (age 46), Sir G. Askue's (age 50), Sir Thomas Teddiman's, Sir Christopher Mings (age 40), Sir Joseph Jordan, Sir William Barkeley (age 27), Sir Thomas Allen (age 33), and Captain Harman's (age 41), as also the Duke of Albemarle's (age 57); and will be my Lord Sandwich's (age 40), Sir W. Pen's (age 44), and Sir Jeremy Smith's. Being very well satisfied with this sight, and other good pictures hanging in the house, we parted, and I left them, and [to] pass away a little time went to the printed picture seller's in the way thence to the Exchange [Map], and there did see great plenty of fine prints; but did not buy any, only a print of an old pillar in Rome made for a Navall Triumph1, which for the antiquity of the shape of ships, I buy and keepe.

Note 1. The columna rostrata erected in the Forum to C. Duilius, who obtained a triumph for the first naval victory over the Carthaginians, B.C. 261. Part of the column was discovered in the ruins of the Forum near the Arch of Septimius, and transferred to the Capitol. B.

Pepy's Diary. 18 Jul 1666. Thence with Sir W. Pen (age 45) home, calling at Lilly's (age 47), to have a time appointed when to be drawn among the other Commanders of Flags the last year's fight. And so full of work Lilly (age 47) is, that he was faro to take his table-book out to see how his time is appointed, and appointed six days hence for him to come between seven and eight in the morning.

Culture, General Things, Arts, Paintings, Hampton Court Beauties

Around 1676 Godfrey Kneller (age 29). Portrait of Mary Scrope (age 42). One of the Hampton Court Beauties.

Mary Scrope: In 1634 she was born to Adrian Scrope and Mary Waller. Somewhat speculative. On or after 10 Feb 1675 Henry Arundell and she were married. In 1721 Mary Scrope died.

Around 1686 Godfrey Kneller (age 39). Portrait of Frances Whitmore Lady Myddelton (age 19). One of the Hampton Court Beauties.

Around 1700 Godfrey Kneller (age 53). Portrait of Mary Bentinck Countess Essex (age 20). One of the Hampton Court Beauties.

Mary Bentinck Countess Essex: On 20 Aug 1679 she was born to William Bentinck 1st Earl of Portland and Anne Villiers Countess Portland. On 28 Feb 1692 Algernon Capell 2nd Earl Essex and she were married. She by marriage Countess Essex. She the daughter of William Bentinck 1st Earl of Portland and Anne Villiers Countess Portland. He the son of Arthur Capell 1st Earl Essex and Elizabeth Percy Countess Essex. They were half third cousins. On 20 Aug 1726 Mary Bentinck Countess Essex died.

Around 1700 Godfrey Kneller (age 53). Portrait of Carey Fraser Countess Peterborough and Monmouth (age 40). One of the Hampton Court Beauties.

Around 1700 Godfrey Kneller (age 53). Portrait of Diana Vere Duchess St Albans (age 21). One of the Hampton Court Beauties.

Diana Vere Duchess St Albans: In 1679 she was born to Aubrey de Vere 20th Earl of Oxford and Diana Kirke Countess of Oxford. On 17 Apr 1694 Charles Beauclerk 1st Duke St Albans and she were married. She by marriage Duchess St Albans. She the daughter of Aubrey de Vere 20th Earl of Oxford and Diana Kirke Countess of Oxford. He the son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland and Nell Gwyn. On 15 Jan 1742 Diana Vere Duchess St Albans died.

Around 1700 Godfrey Kneller (age 53). Portrait of Margaret Cecil Countess Ranelagh (age 28). One of the Hampton Court Beauties.

Around 1700 Godfrey Kneller (age 53). Portrait of Isabella Bennet Duchess Grafton (age 32). One of the Hampton Court Beauties.

Culture, General Things, Arts, Paintings, Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood

In Sep 1847 the Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood was formed at 7 Gower Street, Camden [Map], the home of John Everett Millais 1st Baronet (age 18). The founder members included brothers Dante Gabriel Rossetti (age 19) and William Michael Rossetti (age 17), and William Holman Hunt (age 20), John Everett Millais 1st Baronet (age 18) and Thomas Woolner (age 21).

Between 1848 and 1849. Dante Gabriel Rossetti (age 19). "The Girlhood of Mary". Model for St Anne Frances Mary Lavinia Polidori (age 47), model for Mary Christina Georgina Rossetti (age 17). Note the initials PRB bottom left under his name. First exhibited at the Free Exhibition at the Hyde Park Corner Gallery. It was bought for £80 by Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath (age 43) who subsequently gifted it to her daughter Louisa Isabella Harriet Thynne (age 14).

Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath: On 03 May 1804 she was born to Alexander Baring 1st Baron Ashburton and Ann Louisa Bingham Baroness Ashburton. On 19 Apr 1830 Henry Frederick Thynne 3rd Marquess of Bath and she were married. He the son of Thomas Thynne 2nd Marquess of Bath and Isabella Elizabeth Byng Marchioness Bath. On 02 Jan 1892 Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath died.

Louisa Isabella Harriet Thynne: In 1834 she was born to Henry Frederick Thynne 3rd Marquess of Bath and Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath. On 29 Apr 1862 General Percy Feilding and she were married. She the daughter of Henry Frederick Thynne 3rd Marquess of Bath and Harriet Baring Marchioness Bath. He the son of William Feilding 6th Earl Desmond 7th Earl Denbigh and Mary Elizabeth Kitty Moreton Countess Desmond and Denbigh. On 26 Jun 1919 Louisa Isabella Harriet Thynne died.

1849. John Everett Millais 1st Baronet (age 19). "Isabella". From the poem Isabella and the Pot of Basil and the book Decameron Day Four Story Five. Note the initials PRB on the bottom of the table leg. The painting is on display at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

The models are believed to be:

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (age 20): Far right drinking from glass.

William Michael Rossetti (age 19): Lorenzo, offering an orange to Isabella.

1851 to 1852. John Everett Millais 1st Baronet (age 21). "Ophelia". Hamlet Act IV Scene 7 Part IV in which Queen Gertrude describes Ophelia's death to Laertes. Millais painted the scene near Tolworth, Surrey [Map] using the River Hogsmill. Elizabeth Siddal (age 21) modelled in a bath-tub at 7 Gower Street, Camden [Map]. The initials PRB bottom right next to his signature.

1851. William Holman Hunt (age 23). "Rienzi vowing to obtain Justice for the Death of his Young Brother, slain in a Skirmish between the Colonna and the Orsini Factions". Note the initials PRB bottom right under his name. From the 1835 novel Rienzi, the Last of the Roman Tribunes, by Bulwer Lytton, about Cola di Rienzi (1313-1354), a papal notary who led a popular uprising in Rome.

Around 1857 Simeon Solomon (age 16) was introduced by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (age 28) to members of the Pre-Raphealite Brotherhood including Algernon Charles Swinburne (age 19) and Edward Coley Burne-Jones 1st Baronet (age 23).

Culture, General Things, Arts, Paintings, Wrestling

Pepy's Diary. 28 Jun 1661. So back and to the office, and there sat till 7 at night, and then Sir W. Pen (age 40) and I in his coach went to Moorefields, and there walked, and stood and saw the wrestling, which I never saw so much of before, between the north and west countrymen.

Pepy's Diary. 26 May 1662. Thence homewards by coach, through Moorefields [Map], where we stood awhile, and saw the wrestling. At home, got my lute upon the leads, and there played, and so to bed.

Pepy's Diary. 25 Aug 1663. This noon going to the Exchange [Map], I met a fine fellow with trumpets before him in Leadenhall-street [Map], and upon enquiry I find that he is the clerk of the City Market; and three or four men carried each of them an arrow of a pound weight in their hands. It seems this Lord Mayor begins again an old custome, that upon the three first days of Bartholomew Fayre, the first, there is a match of wrestling, which was done, and the Lord Mayor (age 48) there and Aldermen in Moorefields [Map] yesterday: to-day, shooting: and to-morrow, hunting. And this officer of course is to perform this ceremony of riding through the city, I think to proclaim or challenge any to shoot. It seems that the people of the fayre cry out upon it as a great hindrance to them.

Evelyn's Diary. 19 Feb 1667. I saw a comedy acted at Court. In the afternoon, I witnessed a wrestling match for £1,000 in St. James's Park, before his Majesty (age 36), a vast assemblage of lords and other spectators, between the western and northern men, Mr. Secretary Morice (age 64) and Lord Gerard (age 33) being the judges. The western men won. Many great sums were betted.