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Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach

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Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach, by William Ridley, published by  Vernor & Hood, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds, published 31 March 1801 (circa 1774-1775) - NPG D987 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach

by William Ridley, published by Vernor & Hood, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple engraving, published 31 March 1801 (circa 1774-1775)
6 1/2 in. x 4 3/8 in. (166 mm x 112 mm) plate size; 8 1/2 in. x 5 1/8 in. (220 mm x 132 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D987


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  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
  • William Ridley (1764-1838), Stipple engraver. Artist associated with 102 portraits.
  • Vernor & Hood (active 1794-1806), Publishers. Artist associated with 40 portraits.

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  • NPG D14347: Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach (from same plate)
  • NPG D16173: Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach (from same plate)

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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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Radical writer, Amelia Opie publishes her best known novel The Father and the Daughter. Said to have reduced Walter Scott to tears, it went on to enjoy success as an opera and a play.

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Other members of the First Coalition fighting France with Britain agree to a humiliating peace treaty and Britain fights on alone. A successful campaign is fought against the French army marooned in Egypt. General Sir Ralph Abercromby leads the troops but is killed in action. Thomas Jefferson is elected President of the United States.

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