Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
15 of 23 portraits of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1 April 1795
11 1/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (284 mm x 227 mm) plate size; 15 3/4 in. x 13 1/8 in. (399 mm x 334 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517?-1547), Poet. Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Engraver. Artist associated with 164 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
- John Chamberlaine (active 1792-1802), Publisher. Artist associated with 20 portraits.
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543), Painter, printmaker and designer; son of Hans Holbein the Elder. Artist associated with 308 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
Events of 1795back to top
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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