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Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
7 1/2 in. x 10 5/8 in. (191 mm x 270 mm)
Given by Alfred Jones, 1906
Primary Collection
NPG 1437a

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  • John Sanders (1750-1825), Artist. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
  • Johan Joseph Zoffany (1733-1810), Painter of portraits and conversation pieces. Artist associated with 46 portraits, Sitter associated with 11 portraits. Identify

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  • NPG 1437: The Academicians of the Royal Academy (finished work)

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Tea Act grants the struggling East India Company a monopoly on the North American tea trade.
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General Turnpike Act regulates the system of road tolls.

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Samuel Johnson and James Boswell undertake a journey together to the western islands of Scotland.
Oliver Goldsmith's play She Stoops to Conquer debuts in London's Covent Garden Theatre.

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Captain James Cook becomes the first European explorer to cross the Antarctic Circle.
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Responding to pressure from the Catholic monarchs of Europe, Clement XIV abolishes the Jesuit Order.

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