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Sir Ralph Abercromby
by Samuel William Reynolds, after John Hoppner Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1801
14 in. x 9 7/8 in. (356 mm x 251 mm) plate size; 14 5/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (371 mm x 276 mm) paper size
- John Hoppner (1758-1810), Painter. Artist associated with 214 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 628 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Wlliam Pitt and Lord Castlereagh both resign over the King's refusal to permit the introduction of Catholic emancipation. Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth succeeds Pitt as Prime Minister.Census records 9 million people living in England and Wales, 5.2 million in Ireland and 1.6 million in Scotland.
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