1 portrait of Thomas Cheesman
- Extended Catalogue Entry
attributed to Francesco Bartolozzi
oil on canvas, circa 1777
15 3/4 in. x 11 3/8 in. (400 mm x 290 mm)
Given by T. Humphry Ward, 1888
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Cheesman (1760-circa 1834), Engraver. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 20 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Engraver. Artist associated with 164 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 108
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 120
Events of 1777back to top
Current affairsTrent and Mersey Canal is completed under the supervision of engineer James Brindley.
Philanthropist and reformer John Howard publishes his study The State of the Prisons in England and Wales.
Art and scienceArtist James Barry begins his monumental series of paintings The Progress of Human Culture for the Great Room of the Society of Arts in London. He completes it in 1783.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan's second play, The School for Scandal, is an immediate success in London's Drury Lane Theatre.
Entrepreneur William Bass establishes the Bass Brewery at Burton upon Trent.
InternationalAmerican War of Independence: George Washington, heavily defeated at the Battle of Brandywine, is forced to relinquish Philadelphia to the British under General William Howe. At the two Battles of Saratoga only weeks later General John Burgoyne is forced to surrender to the Americans, marking a turning point in the war. The Continental Congress agrees the final version of the Articles of Confederation, defining the terms on which states join the Union.
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