Queen Margaret of Anjou
10 of 12 portraits of Queen Margaret of Anjou
Queen Margaret of Anjou
by Schenecker, published by Edward Harding, after Silvester (Sylvester) Harding
stipple engraving, published 1792
7 3/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. (187 mm x 140 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- Queen Margaret of Anjou (1430-1482), Queen Consort of Henry VI. Sitter associated with 12 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Edward Harding (1755-1840), Engraver, publisher and librarian to Queen Charlotte. Artist associated with 186 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Silvester (Sylvester) Harding (1745-1809), Artist; publisher. Artist associated with 218 portraits.
- Schenecker (active 1792), Engraver. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
Events of 1792back to top
Current affairsThe famous seven year trial of Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal, on charges of embezzlement and murder, ends with his acquittal. Pro-Revolutionary philosopher Joseph Priestley's house is destroyed by a mob on the anniversary of the fall of the Bastille. Their actions are later seen as a key moment in the defeat of Enlightenment ideals in England.
Art and scienceMary Wollstonecraft publishes A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; a radical work which called on women to be allies to one another; fearless in their support and free in their criticism.
Sir Joshua Reynolds dies and is succeeded by Benjamin West as President of the Royal Academy.
InternationalThe mob invades the Tuileries and the French Royal Family is imprisoned marking the end of France's experiment with constitutional monarchy and the declaration of the first French Republic.
The Revolutionary Commune is established in Paris.
France declares war on Austria and then Prussia.
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