9 of 30 portraits of John Wesley
printed and sold by John Tinney
mezzotint, before 1761
14 in. x 10 1/8 in. (355 mm x 257 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1952
Artistback to top
- John Tinney (circa 1706-1761), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
Events of 1761back to top
Current affairsGeorge, Prince of Wales marries Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz at St James' Palace. He is crowned George III two weeks later.
Buckingham House, on the site of present-day Buckingham Palace, is purchased for the royal family.
Bridgewater canal, engineered by James Brindley, opens as Britain's first canal.
Art and scienceEstablishment of Matthew Boulton's toy factory, the Soho Manufactory, near Birmingham; considered the first modern factory in Britain.
Allan Ramsay becomes Painter to the King.