Sir James Eyre
Sir James Eyre
by Valentine Green, published by Edward Evans, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
mezzotint, 1799 or after
20 1/8 in. x 15 1/8 in. (510 mm x 384 mm) plate size; 21 3/8 in. x 17 1/2 in. (543 mm x 443 mm) paper size
Given by Society of Judges and Serjeants-at-Law, 1877
Sitterback to top
- Sir James Eyre (1734-1799), Chief justice of the Common Pleas. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Lemuel Francis Abbott (circa 1760-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 77 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Edward Evans (1789-1835), Printseller. Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- Valentine Green (1739-1813), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 149 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (1 Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London)
Events of 1799back to top
Current affairsThe Prince of Wales is reconciled with his secret wife Maria Fitzherbert.
Corresponding Societies Act is passed prohibiting certain named political groups including the radical London Corresponding Society and the United Irishmen.
Art and scienceThe Swiss artist Henry Fuseli, resident in England since 1778, is appointed Professor of Painting at the Royal Academy.
The conservative educator Hannah More publishes her Strictures on Female Education which criticised demands for women's rights while proposing an active role for them within religious and moral movements.
InternationalSuccessful defence of Acre in the Levant is led by William Sidney Smith.
British expedition to Holland, led by General Ralph Abercromby, ends in evacuation after allies defeated at Battle of Bergen-op-Zoom.
Fall of the ruling Directory in France. Napoleon seizes power.
The Rosetta Stone is discovered in Egypt.
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