published by Henry Delahoy Symonds
etching, published 16 March 1796
8 1/2 in. x 5 7/8 in. (217 mm x 150 mm) paper size
Given by James Lungley Douthwaite, 1938
Sitterback to top
- Algernon Sidney (1622-1683), Republican political theorist and colonel. Sitter in 14 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Henry Delahoy Symonds (died 1816), Bookseller and publisher. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
Events of 1796back to top
Current affairsBirth of Princess Charlotte, only child of George, Prince of Wales and Princess Caroline whose marriage soon quickly and publicly degenerates.
Art and scienceFanny Burney publishes Camilla, one of several influential novels exploring social misunderstanding and the fashionable mode of sensibility.
Architect William Chambers completes the building of Somerset House.
Collector William Beckford, the richest man in England, begins construction of his gothic fantasy Fonthill Abbey.
InternationalNapoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the French armies in Italy and defeats the Austrians at Millesimo and the Piedmontese at Mondovi.
Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, arrives in India as a colonel.
John Adams is elected President of the United States, defeating Thomas Jefferson by three votes.
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