King George III
King George III
by Georg Siegmund Facius, by Johann Gottlieb Facius, published by Molteno, Colnaghi & Co, after William Berczy
stipple engraving, published 1791
19 1/2 in. x 14 3/4 in. (494 mm x 375 mm) plate size; 23 3/8 in. x 18 7/8 in. (594 mm x 478 mm) paper size
Sitterback to top
- King George III (1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820. Sitter associated with 193 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- William Berczy (1744-1813), Canadian painter. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Georg Siegmund Facius (circa 1750-before 1814), Stipple engraver. Artist associated with 22 portraits.
- Johann Gottlieb Facius (1750-1802), Stipple engraver. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- Molteno, Colnaghi & Co (active 1789-1793), Publishers. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
Events of 1791back to top
Current affairsThomas Paine publishes his inflammatory and widely read Rights of Man in response to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France of the previous year. The work advocates radical revolution and prompts a trial for seditious libel that takes place in his absence.
The Catholic Relief Act is passed, repealing the most severe penal laws.
Art and scienceRobert Burns publishes Tam O'Shanter, combining the Scottish vernacular with the formal traditions of classical English poetry and exploring radical ideas of freedom.
The Observer newspaper is founded.
The Ordnance Survey is set up to prepare detailed maps of the country.
InternationalMozart composes The Magic Flute.
The Declaration of the Rights of Man establishes liberal freedoms in France
The French Constitution is passed by the National Assembly.
Louis XVI flees Paris with his family but is captured at Varennes.
William Pitt declares Britain will remain neutral in any war against France.
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