11 of 17 portraits on display in Room 13: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
after Joachim Smith
modern cast from original Wedgwood mould, white jasper on black dip, (circa 1773)
5 in. x 4 in. (127 mm x 102 mm)
Given by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd, 1922
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Sitterback to top
- Thomas Bentley (1730-1780), Potter; partner of Josiah Wedgwood. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Joachim Smith (circa 1737-1814), Modeller employed by Josiah Wedgwood. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 54
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 51
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.