Sir Thomas Gresham
12 of 19 portraits of Sir Thomas Gresham
Sir Thomas Gresham
by Robert Thew, published by Thomas Cox, published by John Harris, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
stipple engraving, published 2 January 1792
15 1/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (385 mm x 266 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1861
Sitterback to top
- Sir Thomas Gresham (circa 1518-1579), Founder of the Royal Exchange. Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Cox (active 1797-1830). Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- John Harris (active 1771-1812), Map and printseller. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro) (1516-1575 or 1576), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 17 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Robert Thew (1758-1802). Artist associated with 2 portraits.
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Current affairsThe famous seven year trial of Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal, on charges of embezzlement and murder, ends with his acquittal. Pro-Revolutionary philosopher Joseph Priestley's house is destroyed by a mob on the anniversary of the fall of the Bastille. Their actions are later seen as a key moment in the defeat of Enlightenment ideals in England.
Art and scienceMary Wollstonecraft publishes A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; a radical work which called on women to be allies to one another; fearless in their support and free in their criticism.
Sir Joshua Reynolds dies and is succeeded by Benjamin West as President of the Royal Academy.
InternationalThe mob invades the Tuileries and the French Royal Family is imprisoned marking the end of France's experiment with constitutional monarchy and the declaration of the first French Republic.
The Revolutionary Commune is established in Paris.
France declares war on Austria and then Prussia.