© National Portrait Gallery, London
Susanna Fitzpatrick (née Usher)
by James Macardell, after Andrea Soldi Click on the links below to find out more
12 7/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (327 mm x 225 mm) plate size; 13 in. x 9 in. (331 mm x 228 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1952
- James Macardell (1727 or 1728-1765), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 291 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Andrea Soldi (circa 1703-1771), Painter. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- NPG D1918: Susanna Fitzpatrick (née Usher) (from same plate)
- NPG D5219: Susanna Fitzpatrick (née Usher) (from same plate)
Notorious highwayman James MacLaine is apprehended and hanged at Tyburn, having passed in society as a wealthy gentleman for two years.Scottish landlords start evicting tenants in the Highland Clearances. Westminster Bridge is opened, the only fixed crossing of the River Thames between London Bridge and Putney.Iron Act is passed restricting the manufacture of iron products in the American colonies.
Art and science
Electrician and experimental philosopher John Canton reads a paper before the Royal Society on a method of making artificial magnets. Writer Samuel Johnson begins publishing his periodical The Rambler
. Artist Joshua Reynolds travels to Italy, where he remains until 1752. Establishment of the Jockey Club; a gentleman's club which took over the regulation of British horse racing.
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach dies in Leipzig. He completes his Mass in B Minor, worked on over many years, shortly before his death.