2 of 9 portraits of Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe
by and published by John Jones, published by and after James Roberts
mezzotint, published 8 December 1788
18 1/8 in. x 14 1/8 in. (461 mm x 358 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
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- Lady Caroline Agar-Ellis (née Spencer), Viscountess Clifden (1763-1813), Wife of 2nd Viscount Clifden; daughter of 4th Duke of Marlborough. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Richard Edgcumbe, 2nd Earl of Mount Edgcumbe (1764-1839), Writer on opera. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Lord William Russell (1767-1840), Whig politician; MP for Surrey and Tavistock; brother of 5th and 6th Dukes of Bedford. Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (75 Great Portland Street, Marylebone, London; Oxford)
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Former Governor-General of Bengal Warren Hastings' trial begins before the House of Lords.
Henry Benedict Stuart becomes the new Stuart claimant to the British throne.
Art and scienceArtist Thomas Gainsborough dies.
First edition of The Times newspaper is published in London.
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InternationalMinisters of the French King, Louis XVI, reluctantly announce that the Estates General will meet the following year, for the first time since 1614.
United States constitution comes into force when New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify it.
First Fleet reaches Australia, anchoring in Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip, selecting a suitable site for the first Australian penal colony, names the place Sydney Cove.