1 portrait of Joseph Priestley
by and published by Thomas Holloway, published by Robert Wilkinson, published by Darling & Thompson, after William Artaud
line engraving, published 15 July 1795
15 1/4 in. x 11 1/4 in. (387 mm x 284 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
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Artistsback to top
- William Artaud (1763-1823), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 19 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Darling & Thompson (active 1791-1799), Engravers. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- Thomas Holloway (1748-1827), Engraver. Artist associated with 31 portraits.
- Robert Wilkinson (active 1767-1827), Publisher. Artist associated with 60 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Newington Green; Cornhill; Great Newport Street, Leicester Fields, London)
Events of 1795back to top
Current affairsGeorge, Prince of Wales is forced to marry Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, despite having secretly married Maria Fitzherbert in 1785.
Widespread rioting prompts the introduction of the Speenhamland system of welfare supplements which are linked to the price of bread.
Treasonable Practices Act is passed against open criticism of government.
Art and scienceThe MP Matthew Gregory 'Monk' Lewis publishes his notorious gothic novel The Monk to success and scandal because of its immoral content.
Mungo Park explores the course of the River Niger.
InternationalWolfe Tone, founder of The Society of United Irishmen, departs for America after being implicated in high treason in Ireland. Exiled in Philadelphia, he soon leaves for France to ask revolutionaries for assistance.
Joseph Haydn composes the English Canzonettas during his second stay in London.