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Richard Cosway

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Richard Cosway, by Richard Cosway, circa 1790 - NPG 304 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Richard Cosway

by Richard Cosway
pencil and wash, circa 1790
4 1/8 in. x 3 1/8 in. (105 mm x 79 mm) oval
Given by Georgiana Margaretta Zornlin, 1870
Primary Collection
NPG 304


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  • Richard Cosway (1742-1821), Miniature painter. Sitter in 15 portraits, Artist associated with 96 portraits.

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  • Richard Cosway (1742-1821), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 96 portraits, Sitter in 15 portraits.

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Attempts to modify the Test and Corporation Acts are defeated, despite campaigning by dissenters such as the prominent Unitarian preacher and pamphleteer, Richard Price. The Acts prevented those outside the established church from holding government or military office.

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Joseph Mallord William Turner exhibits his first painting at the Royal Academy; a watercolour of The Archbishop's Palace, Lambeth. The Firth to Clyde and Oxford to Birmingham canals are begun.

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