© National Portrait Gallery, London
Prince George of Denmark, Duke of Cumberland
published by Bowles & Carver, after Jacob Huysmans Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, after 1793
13 5/8 in. x 10 in. (346 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 13 3/4 in. x 10 3/8 in. (349 mm x 264 mm) paper size
- Bowles & Carver (active 1793-1832), Printers, publishers and map sellers. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- Jacob Huysmans (1633?-1696). Artist associated with 31 portraits.
Whig MP Charles Grey enters a motion for parliamentary reform but is defeated in the House of Commons.
Art and science
Radical philosopher William Godwin publishes Political Justice
, an inflamatory document that promoted rational anarchism. This crystallised a wider feeling that a new era of world peace and progress was beginning.Sir William Beechey is appointed Portrait Painter to her Majesty, Queen Charlotte.
Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette are executed and the Reign of Terror begins.France declares war on Britain, Holland and then Spain. William Pitt addresses the House of Commons and Britain hesitantly joins the first coalition of anti-revolutionary European states to oppose the French threat.Attack on Corsica in which Captain Horatio Nelson loses an eye.