© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Daniell, after George Dance Click on the links below to find out more
soft-ground etching, (1796)
10 3/4 in. x 8 in. (272 mm x 203 mm) plate size; 15 1/2 in. x 11 3/8 in. (394 mm x 288 mm) paper size
- Joseph Jekyll (1754-1837), Wit, Solicitor-General to the Prince of Wales and politician; MP for Calne. Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
- George Dance (1741-1825), Architect and portrait draughtsman. Artist associated with 322 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- William Daniell (1769-1837), Landscape painter and engraver. Artist associated with 288 portraits.
Birth of Princess Charlotte, only child of George, Prince of Wales and Princess Caroline whose marriage soon quickly and publicly degenerates.
Art and science
Fanny 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.
Napoleon 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.