Alleyne Fitzherbert, Baron St Helens
by and published by William Ward, after John Westbrooke Chandler Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 16 November 1795
20 1/8 in. x 14 in. (510 mm x 357 mm) plate size; 24 1/4 in. x 18 1/4 in. (616 mm x 465 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1949
- John Westbrooke Chandler (1763?-1807), Portrait and landscape painter. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- William Ward (1766-1826), Engraver; father of William James Ward. Artist associated with 167 portraits.
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.
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.