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William Pitt

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William Pitt, by Francesco Bartolozzi, after  Gainsborough Dupont, 1790 - NPG D40239 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Pitt

by Francesco Bartolozzi, after Gainsborough Dupont
stipple engraving, 1790
20 1/8 in. x 14 7/8 in. (512 mm x 378 mm) plate size; 23 7/8 in. x 18 5/8 in. (607 mm x 473 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt
Reference Collection
NPG D40239

Sitterback to top

  • William Pitt (1759-1806), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 173 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Engraver. Artist associated with 164 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
  • Gainsborough Dupont (1754-1797), Painter and mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

Events of 1790back to top

Current affairs

Attempts to modify the Test and Corporation Acts are defeated, despite campaigning by dissenters such as the prominent Unitarian preacher and pamphleteer, Richard Price. The Acts prevented those outside the established church from holding government or military office.

Art and science

Joseph Mallord William Turner exhibits his first painting at the Royal Academy; a watercolour of The Archbishop's Palace, Lambeth.
The Firth to Clyde and Oxford to Birmingham canals are begun.

International

Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France. A landmark work of opposition to the Revolution which offered a critique of the radical philosophy behind events in France; the Reflections have been read as an articulation of the foundations of modern British conservatism. George Vancouver explores the north west coast of America.

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