'The Manner in which Mendoza Caught Humphries twice, & Generously laid him down without taking the advantage of his Situation' (Jack Butcher; Tom Johnson (Thomas Jackling); Daniel Mendoza; Richard Humphries (Humphreys); Joseph ('Joe') Ward; John Jack...)

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'The Manner in which Mendoza Caught Humphries twice, & Generously laid him down without taking the advantage of his Situation' (Jack Butcher; Tom Johnson (Thomas Jackling); Daniel Mendoza; Richard Humphries (Humphreys); Joseph ('Joe') Ward; John Jack...)

by Isaac Cruikshank, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 9th October 1790
Primary Collection
NPG L269.A3.02

On display in Room 11 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery

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  • Isaac Cruikshank (1764-1811), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 18 portraits.
  • Samuel William Fores (baptised 1761-1838), Printseller and publisher. Artist or producer associated with 119 portraits.

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Attempts to modify the Test and Corporation Acts are defeated, despite campaigning by dissenters such as the prominent Unitarian preacher and pamphleteer, Richard Price. The Acts prevented those outside the established church from holding government or military office.

Art and science

Joseph Mallord William Turner exhibits his first painting at the Royal Academy; a watercolour of The Archbishop's Palace, Lambeth.
The Firth to Clyde and Oxford to Birmingham canals are begun.

International

Edmund Burke publishes Reflections on the Revolution in France. A landmark work of opposition to the Revolution which offered a critique of the radical philosophy behind events in France; the Reflections have been read as an articulation of the foundations of modern British conservatism. George Vancouver explores the north west coast of America.

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