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Elizabeth Woodville

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Elizabeth Woodville, by William Nelson Gardiner, published by  Edward Harding, published 1 February 1790 - NPG D23803 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Elizabeth Woodville

by William Nelson Gardiner, published by Edward Harding
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1790
6 3/8 in. x 4 5/8 in. (161 mm x 119 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D23803


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  • William Nelson Gardiner (1766-1814), Engraver and bookseller. Artist associated with 51 portraits.
  • Edward Harding (1755-1840), Engraver, publisher and librarian to Queen Charlotte. Artist associated with 184 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

Events of 1790back to top

Current affairs

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.

Art and science

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.

International

Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France. A landmark work of opposition to the Revolution which offered a critique of the radical philosophy behind events in France; the Reflections have been read as an articulation of the foundations of modern British conservatism. George Vancouver explores the north west coast of America.

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