by William Sharp, published by Samuel More, after Benjamin West
line engraving, published 30 November 1798 (1796)
20 3/4 in. x 15 5/8 in. (526 mm x 398 mm) plate size; 22 5/8 in. x 16 3/4 in. (576 mm x 424 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Whitin Fund, 1955
Sitterback to top
- Samuel More (1726-1799), Apothecary and administrator. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Samuel More (1726-1799), Apothecary and administrator. Artist associated with 1 portrait, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- William Sharp (1749-1824), Engraver. Artist associated with 73 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Benjamin West (1738-1820), History painter and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 39 portraits, Sitter associated with 43 portraits.
Events of 1798back to top
Current affairsTo meet war costs, William Pitt introduces a Finance Bill which levies income tax for the first time.
Art and scienceWilliam Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge publish Lyrical Ballads; a key publication for the romantic movement in poetry. Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner opens the volume.
Publisher and printseller Rudolph Ackermann establishes his popular 'Repository of the Arts' shop, gallery, library and social centre on the Strand.
InternationalUprising of the United Irishmen: a republican rebellion which attempted to achieve Ireland's total independence by force with the aid of a French invasion. It was only narrowly defeated.
Battle of the Nile. Napoleon's visionary Egyptian campaign offers British first major victory as Nelson destroys the French fleet.