Elizabeth of York
Elizabeth of York
by Andrew Birrell, published by Edward Harding, after Silvester (Sylvester) Harding
stipple engraving, published 1790
6 7/8 in. x 4 7/8 in. (175 mm x 125 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Sitterback to top
- Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), Queen of Henry VII. Sitter associated with 24 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Andrew Birrell (circa 1770-circa 1820), Engraver and publisher. Artist associated with 21 portraits.
- 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.
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.
InternationalEdmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France. A landmark work of opposition to the Revolution which offered a critique of the radical philosophy behind events in France; the Reflections have been read as an articulation of the foundations of modern British conservatism. George Vancouver explores the north west coast of America.
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