3 of 4 portraits of Stringer Lawrence
by Richard Houston, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1761 (1760-1761)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Stringer Lawrence (1697-1775), Known as the 'Father of the Indian army'. Sitter in 4 portraits.
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Events of 1761back to top
Current affairsGeorge, Prince of Wales marries Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz at St James' Palace. He is crowned George III two weeks later.
Buckingham House, on the site of present-day Buckingham Palace, is purchased for the royal family.
Bridgewater canal, engineered by James Brindley, opens as Britain's first canal.
Art and scienceEstablishment of Matthew Boulton's toy factory, the Soho Manufactory, near Birmingham; considered the first modern factory in Britain.
Allan Ramsay becomes Painter to the King.