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The Monument of the Tradescants (John Tradescant the Elder; John Tradescant the Younger)
published by Nathaniel Smith, after Wenceslaus Hollar Click on the links below to find out more
etching, published 15 July 1793
8 3/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. (222 mm x 172 mm) plate size; 11 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. (285 mm x 207 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
- Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), Etcher. Artist associated with 530 portraits, Sitter associated with 10 portraits.
- Nathaniel Smith (1738-1809), Publisher. Artist associated with 10 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.