4 of 21 portraits by John Singleton Copley
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by John Singleton Copley
oil on canvas, circa 1790
7 5/8 in. x 7 5/8 in. (193 mm x 193 mm)
Artistback to top
- John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), Painter. Artist associated with 21 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 36
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 36
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 262
Events of 1790back to top
Current affairsAttempts to modify the Test and Corporation Acts are defeated, despite campaigning by dissenters such as the prominent Unitarian preacher and pamphleteer, Richard Price. The Acts prevented those outside the established church from holding government or military office.
Art and scienceJoseph Mallord William Turner exhibits his first painting at the Royal Academy; a watercolour of The Archbishop's Palace, Lambeth.
The Firth to Clyde and Oxford to Birmingham canals are begun.