by Francis Haward, printed by L. Dorval, possibly after Angelica Kauffmann, possibly after Maurice Quentin de La Tour
stipple printed in colours, 1788 or after
7 1/8 in. x 4 3/8 in. (182 mm x 110 mm) plate size; 9 7/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (250 mm x 160 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Charles Geneviève Louis Auguste André Timothée d'Eon de Beaumont (1728-1810), Diplomatist and transvestite. Sitter in 19 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- L. Dorval (active late eighteenth century), Printer. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Francis Haward (1759-1797), Engraver. Artist associated with 7 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), Painter. Artist associated with 22 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704-1788), Artist. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1788back to top
Current affairsParliament begins an investigation into the slave trade, led by reformers Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce.
Regency Crisis; George III's madness is announced provoking a political storm.
Former Governor-General of Bengal Warren Hastings' trial begins before the House of Lords.
Henry Benedict Stuart becomes the new Stuart claimant to the British throne.
Art and scienceArtist Thomas Gainsborough dies.
First edition of The Times newspaper is published in London.
Scottish engineer and inventor William Symington demonstrates the first paddle steamer on Dalswinton Loch near Dumfries.
Robert Burns writes his version of the Scots poem Auld Lang Syne.
InternationalMinisters of the French King, Louis XVI, reluctantly announce that the Estates General will meet the following year, for the first time since 1614.
United States constitution comes into force when New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify it.
First Fleet reaches Australia, anchoring in Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip, selecting a suitable site for the first Australian penal colony, names the place Sydney Cove.