7 of 14 portraits of Matthew Boulton
by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Carl Fredrik von Breda
mezzotint, published 1 March 1796
13 7/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (356 mm x 265 mm)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), Industrialist and entrepreneur. Sitter in 14 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (6 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, London)
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Current affairsBirth of Princess Charlotte, only child of George, Prince of Wales and Princess Caroline whose marriage soon quickly and publicly degenerates.
Art and scienceFanny Burney publishes Camilla, one of several influential novels exploring social misunderstanding and the fashionable mode of sensibility.
Architect William Chambers completes the building of Somerset House.
Collector William Beckford, the richest man in England, begins construction of his gothic fantasy Fonthill Abbey.
InternationalNapoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the French armies in Italy and defeats the Austrians at Millesimo and the Piedmontese at Mondovi.
Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, arrives in India as a colonel.
John Adams is elected President of the United States, defeating Thomas Jefferson by three votes.