Inigo Jones; Hon. Henry Fane; Charles Blair
by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
11 in. x 11 1/2 in. (278 mm x 291 mm) plate size; 13 7/8 in. x 19 3/4 in. (351 mm x 502 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Charles Blair. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Hon. Henry Fane (1739-1802), Keeper of the King's private roads, gates and bridges and Conservative politician; MP for Lyme Regis. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Inigo Jones, Descendent of the architect Inigo Jones. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
- James Scott (circa 1809-circa 1889), Engraver. Artist associated with 132 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
George, Prince of Wales marries Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz at St James' Palace. He is crowned George III two weeks later.Buckingham House, on the site of present-day Buckingham Palace, is purchased for the royal family. Bridgewater canal, engineered by James Brindley, opens as Britain's first canal.
Art and science
Establishment of Matthew Boulton's toy factory, the Soho Manufactory, near Birmingham; considered the first modern factory in Britain.Allan Ramsay becomes Painter to the King.
Seven Years' War: General Sir Eyre Coote captures Pondicherry from the French in India. A combined Prussian-Hanoverian-British force led by Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick defeats a large French army at the Battle of Villinghausen. France and Spain sign the Pacte de Famille forming an alliance against Britain. Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder fails to garner support to declare war on Spain.