© National Portrait Gallery, London
Charlotte Lennox (née Ramsay)
by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1793
7 1/2 in. x 5 3/8 in. (190 mm x 138 mm) plate size; 9 1/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (231 mm x 168 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Engraver. Artist associated with 164 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 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.