by John Raphael Smith, published by Mary Ashley (née Wickstead), formerly Mrs Worlidge, after Thomas Worlidge
mezzotint, published 1 May 1771
14 in. x 10 1/8 in. (356 mm x 256 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1952
Artistsback to top
- Mary Ashley (née Wickstead), formerly Mrs Worlidge (circa 1720-circa 1790), Pastellist, needlework artist and publisher; second wife of Thomas Worlidge. Artist associated with 1 portrait, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), Portrait painter, engraver and pastellist. Artist associated with 186 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Thomas Worlidge (1700-1766), Painter and etcher. Artist associated with 43 portraits, Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London)
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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