Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox

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Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox, by William Evans, after  George Romney, published 1808 (1775-1777) - NPG D5814 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by William Evans, after George Romney
stipple engraving, published 1808 (1775-1777)
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D5814


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Artistsback to top

  • William Evans (active 1797-1856), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist associated with 103 portraits.
  • George Romney (1734-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 159 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D5815: Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox (from same plate)
  • NPG 4877: Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox (after)
  • NPG D39747: Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox (based on same portrait)

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Current affairs

The 'Mary Anne Clarke affair' erupts in which Clarke, mistress of Frederick, Duke of York, was said to have used her influence with him to run a military promotions racket. Championed by radical government opponents, it ends in the Duke's resignation as Commander-in-Chief of the army.

Art and science

Sculptor John Flaxman begins Nelson memorial for St Paul's. Richard Trevithick demonstrates model railway travelling at 12 mph.

International

After taking Portugal, Napoleon invades Spain, deposes the Spanish Bourbon monarchy and appoints his brother Joseph as the new King. The Peninsular War then begins under Sir John Moore and Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, aiming to protect Portugal and exploit Iberian hatred of French tyranny.

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