by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Carl Frederik von Breda Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1 March 1796
13 1/4 in. x 10 1/8 in. (335 mm x 256 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), Industrialist and entrepreneur. Sitter in 14 portraits.
- NPG D771: Matthew Boulton (from same plate)
- NPG D772: Matthew Boulton (from same plate)
Birth of Princess Charlotte, only child of George, Prince of Wales and Princess Caroline whose marriage soon quickly and publicly degenerates.
Art and science
Fanny Burney publishes Camilla
, one of several influential novels exploring social misunderstanding and the fashionable mode of sensibility.Architect William Chambers completes the building of Somerset House.Collector William Beckford, the richest man in England, begins construction of his gothic fantasy Fonthill Abbey.
Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the French armies in Italy and defeats the Austrians at Millesimo and the Piedmontese at Mondovi.Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, arrives in India as a colonel.John Adams is elected President of the United States, defeating Thomas Jefferson by three votes.