© National Portrait Gallery, London
printed and sold by John Tinney Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, before 1761
14 in. x 10 1/8 in. (355 mm x 257 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1952
- John Wesley (1703-1791), Methodist leader. Sitter in 30 portraits.
- John Tinney (circa 1706-1761), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
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.