2 of 14 portraits of Matthew Boulton
attributed to Anne Jessop, Lady Beechey, after Sir William Beechey
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, circa 1799, based on a work of circa 1799
3 1/8 in. x 2 1/2 in. (79 mm x 64 mm) oval
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Sitterback to top
- Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), Industrialist and entrepreneur. Sitter in 14 portraits.
Artistsback to top
Linked publicationsback to top
- Hart-Davis, Adam, Chain Reactions, 2000, p. 43
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 65
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 69
- Walker, Richard, Miniatures: 300 Years of the English Miniature, 1998, p. 107
Events of 1799back to top
Current affairsThe Prince of Wales is reconciled with his secret wife Maria Fitzherbert.
Corresponding Societies Act is passed prohibiting certain named political groups including the radical London Corresponding Society and the United Irishmen.
Art and scienceThe Swiss artist Henry Fuseli, resident in England since 1778, is appointed Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy.
The conservative educator Hannah More publishes her Strictures on Female Education which criticised demands for women's rights while proposing an active role for them within religious and moral movements.
InternationalSuccessful defence of Acre in the Levant is led by William Sidney Smith.
British expedition to Holland, led by General Ralph Abercromby, ends in evacuation after allies defeated at Battle of Bergen-op-Zoom.
Fall of the ruling Directory in France. Napoleon seizes power.
The Rosetta Stone is discovered in Egypt.