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Sir Nathaniel Bacon
published by William Richardson, after Sir Nathaniel Bacon Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1793
7 1/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. (182 mm x 140 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Sir Nathaniel Bacon (1585-1627), Country gentleman and painter. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Sir Nathaniel Bacon (1585-1627), Country gentleman and painter. Artist associated with 3 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- William Richardson (active 1777-1814), Bookseller, printseller and auctioneer. Artist associated with 395 portraits.
Whig MP Charles Grey enters a motion for parliamentary reform but is defeated in the House of Commons.
Art and science
Radical 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.
Louis 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.