King George III
3 of 4 portraits by Agostino Carlini
King George III
by and published by William Bromley, after Edward Francisco Burney, after Agostino Carlini
stipple engraving, published 20 November 1798, based on a work of 1769
23 3/4 in. x 17 3/8 in. (604 mm x 440 mm) plate size; 24 1/2 in. x 19 1/4 in. (622 mm x 489 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1957
Sitterback to top
- King George III (1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820. Sitter associated with 193 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- William Bromley (1769-1842), Engraver. Artist associated with 39 portraits.
- Edward Francisco Burney (1760-1848), Artist and cousin of Frances d'Arblay ('Fanny Burney'). Artist associated with 19 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Agostino Carlini (circa 1718-1790), Sculptor. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
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Events of 1798back to top
Current affairsTo meet war costs, William Pitt introduces a Finance Bill which levies income tax for the first time.
Art and scienceWilliam 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.
InternationalUprising of the United Irishmen: a republican rebellion which attempted to achieve Ireland's total independence by force with the aid of a French invasion. It was only narrowly defeated.
Battle of the Nile. Napoleon's visionary Egyptian campaign offers British first major victory as Nelson destroys the French fleet.
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