1 of 4 portraits of Lucy Walter
by Ignatius Joseph van den Berghe, published by E. & S. Harding, after Silvester (Sylvester) Harding
stipple engraving, published 1793
10 5/8 in. x 7 in. (270 mm x 177 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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- Lucy Walter (1630?-1658), Mistress of Charles II; mother of James, Duke of Monmouth. Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
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Events of 1793back to top
Current affairsWhig MP Charles Grey enters a motion for parliamentary reform but is defeated in the House of Commons.
Art and scienceRadical philosopher William Godwin publishes Political Justice, an inflamatory document that promoted rational anarchism. This crystallised a wider feeling that a new era of world peace and progress was beginning.
Sir William Beechey is appointed Portrait Painter to her Majesty, Queen Charlotte.
InternationalLouis XVI and Marie-Antoinette are executed and the Reign of Terror begins.
France declares war on Britain, Holland and then Spain. William Pitt addresses the House of Commons and Britain hesitantly joins the first coalition of anti-revolutionary European states to oppose the French threat.
Attack on Corsica in which Captain Horatio Nelson loses an eye.
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