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Frances Carpenter (née Manners, later Anstruther), Countess of Tyrconnell

2 of 3 portraits of Frances Carpenter (née Manners, later Anstruther), Countess of Tyrconnell

Frances Carpenter (née Manners, later Anstruther), Countess of Tyrconnell, by David Martin, published 1 February 1772 - NPG D39457 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Frances Carpenter (née Manners, later Anstruther), Countess of Tyrconnell

by David Martin
mezzotint, published 1 February 1772
19 3/4 in. x 14 in. (502 mm x 355 mm) plate size; 21 1/8 in. x 16 1/4 in. (537 mm x 413 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D39457


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  • David Martin (1737-1797), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 17 portraits.

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  • NPG D38196: Frances Carpenter (née Manners, later Anstruther), Countess of Tyrconnell (from same plate)
  • NPG D39458: Frances Carpenter (née Manners, later Anstruther), Countess of Tyrconnell (from same plate)

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Somersett's Case: William Murrary, 1st Earl of Mansfield, the Lord Chief Justice, outlaws slavery in England after the case of American slave John Somersett is brought before him. Royal Marriages Act requires the monarch's consent for the marriage of all members of the royal family.

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Chemist Daniel Rutherford demonstrates his method for isolating nitrogen from other gases. Inventor James Watt produces the first micrometer to simply and accurately measure small distances. It is to prove crucial in the development of early machinery. Britain's first trunk canal, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, opens for business.

International

Swiss pastor Johann Kaspar Lavater's Essays on Physiognomy revive the study of character through outward appearance. Captain James Cook sets off, aboard HMS Resolution, on his second Pacific voyage. First partition of Poland marks the start of Poland's disappearance as an independent state.

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