© National Portrait Gallery, London
Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood
by Franz Gabriel Fiesinger, after James Northcote Click on the links below to find out more
stipple and line engraving, published 8 October 1793
11 7/8 in. x 8 3/8 in. (303 mm x 214 mm) plate size; 14 in. x 10 5/8 in. (357 mm x 269 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Franz Gabriel Fiesinger (1723-1807). Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- James Northcote (1746-1831), Painter; pupil and biographer of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Artist associated with 103 portraits, Sitter associated with 23 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.