by Thomas Blackmore, published by William Wynne Ryland, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 4 June 1771 (1767)
17 7/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (455 mm x 327 mm) plate size; 19 3/8 in. x 14 1/4 in. (492 mm x 362 mm) paper size
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Blackmore (circa 1740-circa 1780). Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1415 portraits, Sitter associated with 39 portraits.
- William Wynne Ryland (baptised 1733-1783), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 18 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Events of 1771back to top
Current affairsArtist Benjamin West exhibits his celebrated modern history painting The Death of Wolfe at the Royal Academy, commemorating the death of General James Wolfe at the 1759 Battle of Quebec during the Seven Years' War. The painting creates a sensation and George III commissions a copy.
Reporting of parliamentary debates is permitted.
Art and scienceRichard Arkwright begins to develop cotton mills at Cromford in the Derwent Valley, Derbyshire; one of the earliest factory complexes.
Botanist James Robertson makes the first recorded ascent of Ben Nevis.
Encyclopedia Britannica is completed with 2,931 pages.
First recorded cricket match is played in Horsham, West Sussex.
InternationalFirst voyage of James Cook ends. HMS Endeavour anchors in the port of Deal, Kent following its three-year global circumnavigation.
Spain cedes the Falkland Islands to Britain.
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