Gravestones of the Cawardens at Mavesyn Ridware

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Gravestones of the Cawardens at Mavesyn Ridware

by Richard Woollett Basire, after T. Barritt
etching, published 1798-1801
16 1/8 in. x 10 1/8 in. (411 mm x 257 mm) plate size; 17 7/8 in. x 12 1/2 in. (455 mm x 316 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D32788

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  • T. Barritt (active late 18th century), Draughtsman. Artist or producer associated with 3 portraits.
  • Richard Woollett Basire (1774-1803), Engraver; second son of James Basire. Artist or producer associated with 4 portraits.

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To meet war costs, William Pitt introduces a Finance Bill which levies income tax for the first time.

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William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge publish Lyrical Ballads; a key publication for the romantic movement in poetry. Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner opens the volume.
Publisher and printseller Rudolph Ackermann establishes his popular 'Repository of the Arts' shop, gallery, library and social centre on the Strand.


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