© National Portrait Gallery, London
Hester Lynch Piozzi (née Salusbury, later Mrs Thrale)
by William Daniell, after George Dance Click on the links below to find out more
soft-ground etching, (1793)
10 7/8 in. x 8 in. (275 mm x 202 mm) plate size; 11 3/4 in. x 8 3/4 in. (299 mm x 223 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- 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.
- NPG 1151: Hester Lynch Piozzi (née Salusbury, later Mrs Thrale) (after)
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.