4 of 8 portraits by Thomas Kearsley
by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Peter Brown, after Thomas Kearsley
mezzotint, published 1 January 1796
13 7/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (352 mm x 259 mm) plate size; 16 7/8 in. x 13 1/8 in. (429 mm x 332 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1962
Sitterback to top
- James Heath (1757-1834), Engraver. Sitter associated with 8 portraits, Artist associated with 79 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Peter Brown (active 1790-1809), Printseller and picture dealer. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- Thomas Kearsley (1773-circa 1801), Painter. Artist associated with 8 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 629 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Events of 1796back to top
Current affairsBirth of Princess Charlotte, only child of George, Prince of Wales and Princess Caroline whose marriage soon quickly and publicly degenerates.
Art and scienceFanny Burney publishes Camilla, one of several influential novels exploring social misunderstanding and the fashionable mode of sensibility.
Architect William Chambers completes the building of Somerset House.
Collector William Beckford, the richest man in England, begins construction of his gothic fantasy Fonthill Abbey.
InternationalNapoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the French armies in Italy and defeats the Austrians at Millesimo and the Piedmontese at Mondovi.
Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, arrives in India as a colonel.
John Adams is elected President of the United States, defeating Thomas Jefferson by three votes.
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