Interview between Queen Elizabeth & the Earl of Essex

1 portrait of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

Interview between Queen Elizabeth & the Earl of Essex, by Thomas Milton, published by  Robert Bowyer, after  Robert Smirke, published 1806 - NPG D31838 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Interview between Queen Elizabeth & the Earl of Essex

by Thomas Milton, published by Robert Bowyer, after Robert Smirke
line engraving, published 1806
13 1/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. (333 mm x 231 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D31838


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  • Robert Bowyer (1758-1834), Miniature painter and publisher. Artist associated with 46 portraits.
  • Thomas Milton (1742 or 1743-1827), Printmaker and topographical draughtsman. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
  • Robert Smirke (1753-1845), Painter and illustrator. Artist associated with 23 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

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Current affairs

William Pitt dies in January and his lifelong opponent Charles James Fox dies in September. Pitt is succeeded by William Wyndham, Baron Grenville, who forms the 'Ministry of all the Talents' coalition . Prince of Wales instigates the 'Delicate Investigation'; a Parliamentary enquiry into claims that his wife Caroline had an illegitimate child.

Art and science

John Constable embarks on a formative tour of the Lakes and makes landscape studies of the Langdale Pikes and Helvellyn. Turner exhibits his Thames views to acclaim at his own London gallery. Humphrey Davy discovers the elements potassium and sodium by passing an electrical current through molten compounds.

International

Soprano Angelica Catalani arrives from Italy to make her London debut, amazing audiences with her showpiece arias. Napoleon turns his forces east against Austria, Russia and Prussia and enjoys a wave of French victories. British attack on Buenos Aires under General William Beresford fails.

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