1 of 2 portraits of Philip Affleck
by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1793
30 1/4 in. x 25 1/8 in. (768 mm x 638 mm)
Given by Henry J. Pfungst, 1910
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Artistback to top
- Lemuel Francis Abbott (circa 1760-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 77 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 9
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 5
Events of 1793back to top
Current affairsWhig MP Charles Grey enters a motion for parliamentary reform but is defeated in the House of Commons.
Art and scienceRadical philosopher William Godwin publishes Political Justice, an inflamatory document that promoted rational anarchism. This crystallised a wider feeling that a new era of world peace and progress was beginning.Sir William Beechey is appointed Portrait Painter to her Majesty, Queen Charlotte.
InternationalLouis XVI and Marie-Antoinette are executed and the Reign of Terror begins.France declares war on Britain, Holland and then Spain. William Pitt addresses the House of Commons and Britain hesitantly joins the first coalition of anti-revolutionary European states to oppose the French threat.Attack on Corsica in which Captain Horatio Nelson loses an eye.
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On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery