by Thomas Hodgetts, published for John Samuel Murray, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published March 1816
15 in. x 10 3/4 in. (380 mm x 272 mm) plate size; 16 3/4 in. x 11 3/4 in. (426 mm x 299 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Thomas Hodgetts (circa 1781-1858), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
- John Samuel Murray (1778-1843), Publisher. Artist associated with 36 portraits, Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
- Johan Joseph Zoffany (1733-1810), Painter of portraits and conversation pieces. Artist associated with 46 portraits, Sitter associated with 11 portraits.
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Income Tax abolished.
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Leeds and Liverpool Canal completed.
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Slave rebellion fails in Barbados; four hundred slaves are executed.
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