© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Cook, after Daniel Dodd Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1787 or after
9 7/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (252 mm x 167 mm) plate size; 11 1/4 in. x 7 5/8 in. (287 mm x 195 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John André (1751-1780), Adjutant-General of British Forces in America and silhouettist. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Cook (active 1778-1787), Engraver. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
- Daniel Dodd (active 1761-died 1780), Painter. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
Social reformers Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson found the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade in London with support from John Wesley, Josiah Wedgwood and others.George III shows first signs of mental instability in November.
Art and science
Painter Robert Barker takes out a patent on the Panorama..Astronomer William Herschel discovers the two moons of Uranus, Titania and Oberon. The original Lord's Cricket Ground holds its first cricket match.
Captain William Bligh sets sail for Tahiti on The Bounty
.First performance of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni
at the National Theatre, Prague.A British ship lands a party of freed slaves as the first modern settlers in Sierra Leone.Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth with eleven ships full of convicts to establish a penal colony in Australia.Bahamas become a British colony.