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Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach, by Ozias Humphry, circa 1780-1783 - NPG L223 - Tate 2013; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London

Tate 2013; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London

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

by Ozias Humphry
oil on canvas, circa 1780-1783
23 3/4 in. x 20 in. (605 mm x 506 mm)
Lent by Tate Gallery: London: UK, 2002
Primary Collection
NPG L223


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  • Ozias Humphry (1742-1810), Painter. Artist associated with 43 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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Elizabeth was admired for her beauty and for her adventurousness and literary talents. This painting depicts her at the start of her literary career, which was launched with a production of The Miniature Picture, performed at Drury Lane in 1780.

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Current affairs

Anti-Catholic mob led by Lord George Gordon marches on Parliament to protest against the Catholic Relief Act, leading to the outbreak of the Gordon Riots in London. Six days of rioting are ended by the intervention of troops, with 285 people shot dead. Dunning's Motion in Parliament attacks the influence of the crown, suggesting that it has increased and ought to be diminished.

Art and science

Royal Academy moves to Somerset House on The Strand, London. Mrs E. Johnson's British Gazette and Sunday Monitor, the first Sunday newspaper in Britain, begins publication. Potter Josiah Wedgwood invents the pyrometer; a device used for measuring high temperatures.

International

American War of Independence: British troops under Charles Cornwallis defeat American army under Horatio Gates at Camden, South Carolina. The capture of British army officer and spy John André yields proof that US general Benedict Arnold is in the pay of the British. André is executed in as a spy. Second Anglo-Mysore War in India between Hyder Ali and the East India Company. Bolshoi Theatre of opera and ballet is founded in Moscow.

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