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Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton ('The Turf Macaroni')

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Augustus Henry FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton ('The Turf Macaroni')

published by Mary Darly
etching, published 2 January 1771
6 in. x 4 1/4 in. (152 mm x 107 mm) plate size; 8 5/8 in. x 4 7/8 in. (219 mm x 125 mm) paper size
Purchased, 2018
Reference Collection
NPG D48067

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  • Mary Darly (active 1760-1781), Artist and printseller; wife of Matthew (or Matthias) Darly. Artist or producer associated with 12 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Artist Benjamin West exhibits his celebrated modern history painting The Death of Wolfe at the Royal Academy, commemorating the death of General James Wolfe at the 1759 Battle of Quebec during the Seven Years' War. The painting creates a sensation and George III commissions a copy.
Reporting of parliamentary debates is permitted.

Art and science

Richard Arkwright begins to develop cotton mills at Cromford in the Derwent Valley, Derbyshire; one of the earliest factory complexes.
Botanist James Robertson makes the first recorded ascent of Ben Nevis.
Encyclopedia Britannica is completed with 2,931 pages.
First recorded cricket match is played in Horsham, West Sussex.


First voyage of James Cook ends. HMS Endeavour anchors in the port of Deal, Kent following its three-year global circumnavigation.
Spain cedes the Falkland Islands to Britain.

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