George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough

1 portrait of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough

George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough, by John Ogborne, published by  John Thane, after  Francesco Bartolozzi, published 24 April 1795 - NPG D38245 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough

by John Ogborne, published by John Thane, after Francesco Bartolozzi
stipple engraving, published 24 April 1795
17 1/4 in. x 11 3/4 in. (439 mm x 298 mm) plate size; 10 7/8 in. x 8 3/8 in. (276 mm x 214 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Whitin Fund, 1955
Reference Collection
NPG D38245


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Artistsback to top

  • Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Engraver. Artist associated with 164 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
  • John Ogborne (1755-1837). Artist associated with 20 portraits.
  • John Thane (1748-1818), Printseller. Artist associated with 88 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D5214: George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough (from same plate)

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Current affairs

George, Prince of Wales is forced to marry Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, despite having secretly married Maria Fitzherbert in 1785. Widespread rioting prompts the introduction of the Speenhamland system of welfare supplements which are linked to the price of bread. Treasonable Practices Act is passed against open criticism of government.

Art and science

The MP Matthew Gregory 'Monk' Lewis publishes his notorious gothic novel The Monk to success and scandal because of its immoral content. Mungo Park explores the course of the River Niger.

International

Wolfe Tone, founder of The Society of United Irishmen, departs for America after being implicated in high treason in Ireland. Exiled in Philadelphia, he soon leaves for France to ask revolutionaries for assistance. Joseph Haydn composes the English Canzonettas during his second stay in London.

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