- Extended Catalogue Entry
by William Doughty
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1776
9 in. x 7 1/2 in. (229 mm x 191 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- William Doughty (1757-1781 or 1782), Portrait painter and mezzotint engraver. Sitter associated with 2 portraits, Artist associated with 13 portraits.
Artistback to top
- William Doughty (1757-1781 or 1782), Portrait painter and mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 13 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 152
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 185
Events of 1776back to top
Current affairsTahitian visitor to London Omai returns home with Captain James Cook on his third voyage. During his two-year stay he inspired a play and was painted by Joshua Reynolds.
Member of Parliament David Hartley unsuccessfully introduces a motion to the House of Commons calling for the abolition of the slave trade.
Art and scienceEdward Gibbon produces the first volume of his monumental The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Artist John Constable is born.
Scottish economist Adam Smith analyses the nature and causes of prosperity in his magnum opus The Wealth of Nations.