'Massacre of the unfortunate French King' (Louis XVI, King of France; Antoine Joseph Santerre)
by Thornton, published by Alexander Hogg Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1 April 1793
7 3/4 in. x 4 5/8 in. (198 mm x 118 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Alexander Hogg (active circa 1778-1824), Bookseller. Artist associated with 15 portraits.
- Thornton (active 1780s). Artist associated with 5 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.