by and published by Valentine Green, published by Rupert Green, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, published 16 October 1788 (1788)
19 1/2 in. x 15 5/8 in. (495 mm x 398 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1943
Sitterback to top
- Valentine Green (1739-1813), Mezzotint engraver. Sitter in 3 portraits, Artist associated with 149 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Lemuel Francis Abbott (circa 1760-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 77 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Rupert Green (1767 or 1768-1804), Publisher; son of Valentine and Mary Green. Artist associated with 5 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Valentine Green (1739-1813), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 149 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Current affairsParliament begins an investigation into the slave trade, led by reformers Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce.
Regency Crisis; George III's madness is announced provoking a political storm.
Former Governor-General of Bengal Warren Hastings' trial begins before the House of Lords.
Henry Benedict Stuart becomes the new Stuart claimant to the British throne.
Art and scienceArtist Thomas Gainsborough dies.
First edition of The Times newspaper is published in London.
Scottish engineer and inventor William Symington demonstrates the first paddle steamer on Dalswinton Loch near Dumfries.
Robert Burns writes his version of the Scots poem Auld Lang Syne.
InternationalMinisters of the French King, Louis XVI, reluctantly announce that the Estates General will meet the following year, for the first time since 1614.
United States constitution comes into force when New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify it.
First Fleet reaches Australia, anchoring in Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip, selecting a suitable site for the first Australian penal colony, names the place Sydney Cove.
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