15 of 19 portraits of William Hogarth
by Thomas Cook, published by George, George and John Robinson, after William Hogarth
line engraving, published 1 June 1801 (1745)
15 1/8 in. x 11 1/2 in. (384 mm x 291 mm) plate size; 16 1/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. (409 mm x 321 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Sitterback to top
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Sitter associated with 19 portraits, Artist associated with 128 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Cook (1744 or 1745?-1818), Printmaker. Artist associated with 36 portraits.
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 128 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
- George, George and John Robinson (active 1794-1801), Booksellers. Artist associated with 8 portraits.
Events of 1801back to top
Current affairsWlliam Pitt and Lord Castlereagh both resign over the King's refusal to permit the introduction of Catholic emancipation. Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth succeeds Pitt as Prime Minister.
Census records 9 million people living in England and Wales, 5.2 million in Ireland and 1.6 million in Scotland.
Art and scienceRadical writer, Amelia Opie publishes her best known novel The Father and the Daughter. Said to have reduced Walter Scott to tears, it went on to enjoy success as an opera and a play.
InternationalOther members of the First Coalition fighting France with Britain agree to a humiliating peace treaty and Britain fights on alone.
A successful campaign is fought against the French army marooned in Egypt. General Sir Ralph Abercromby leads the troops but is killed in action.
Thomas Jefferson is elected President of the United States.