© National Portrait Gallery, London
Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans
by William Platt, published by Edward Harding Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1799
7 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (190 mm x 140 mm) plate size; 8 1/8 in. x 6 1/8 in. (205 mm x 156 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Edward Harding (1755-1840), Engraver, publisher and librarian to Queen Charlotte. Artist associated with 186 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- William Platt (1775-after 1796), Engraver. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
The 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 science
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which criticised demands for women's rights while proposing an active role for them within religious and moral movements.
Successful 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.