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William Hogarth

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William Hogarth, by Samuel Ireland, after  William Hogarth, published 1786 - NPG D3260 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Hogarth

by Samuel Ireland, after William Hogarth
etching, published 1786
9 3/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (239 mm x 205 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D3260


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  • William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Sitter associated with 19 portraits, Artist associated with 126 portraits.

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  • William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 126 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
  • Samuel Ireland (1744-1800), Writer and engraver. Artist associated with 12 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Current affairs

Philosopher and politician Edmund Burke instigates impeachment proceedings against Warren Hastings, former Governor-General of Bengal after concerns about the moral standards of the British in India are raised. Prime Minister William Pitt appoints commissioners for the reduction of the national debt and establishes a sinking fund of £1 million a year. Government approves the establishment of a penal colony at Botany Bay.

Art and science

Robert Burns publishes Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect bringing him immediate success across the country. Engraver and publisher John Boydell initiates plans for his Shakespeare Gallery in an effort to establish a school of British history painting. Merchant David Dale establishes New Lanark in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, as a model cotton milling community.

International

General Charles Cornwallis succeeds Warren Hastings as Governor-General in India. Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Marriage of Figaro premieres in Vienna. Francisco Goya is appointed court painter to the Spanish king Charles III.

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