4 of 51 portraits of George Tierney
by William Nutter, published by W. Matthews, after Lemuel Francis Abbott
stipple engraving, published 7 May 1798
20 3/4 in. x 15 3/4 in. (527 mm x 400 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1920
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- George Tierney (1761-1830), Politician; MP for Southwark and Knaresborough. Sitter associated with 51 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (86 Blackman Street, Southwark, London)
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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.
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