13 of 13 portraits of William Romaine
published by John Evans, published by George Thompson
mezzotint, published 10 August 1795
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (352 mm x 251 mm) plate size; 17 1/4 in. x 11 3/4 in. (437 mm x 300 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1956
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (41 Long Lane, West Smithfield, London; 50 Old Bailey, London)
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Current affairsGeorge, Prince of Wales is forced to marry Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, despite having secretly married Maria Fitzherbert in 1785.
Widespread rioting prompts the introduction of the Speenhamland system of welfare supplements which are linked to the price of bread.
Treasonable Practices Act is passed against open criticism of government.
Art and scienceThe MP Matthew Gregory 'Monk' Lewis publishes his notorious gothic novel The Monk to success and scandal because of its immoral content.
Mungo Park explores the course of the River Niger.
InternationalWolfe Tone, founder of The Society of United Irishmen, departs for America after being implicated in high treason in Ireland. Exiled in Philadelphia, he soon leaves for France to ask revolutionaries for assistance.
Joseph Haydn composes the English Canzonettas during his second stay in London.
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