Henry Angelo as Mrs Cole in Foote's 'The Minor'

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Henry Angelo as Mrs Cole in Foote's 'The Minor'

by William Satchwell Leney (Lenney), published by John Bell, after Samuel De Wilde
etching, published 29th September 1792
Primary Collection
NPG L269.B8.27

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

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  • John Bell (1745-1831), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 108 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
  • Samuel De Wilde (baptised 1751-1832), Portrait painter. Artist or producer associated with 92 portraits.
  • William Satchwell Leney (Lenney) (1769-1831), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 12 portraits.

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Current affairs

The famous seven year trial of Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal, on charges of embezzlement and murder, ends with his acquittal. Pro-Revolutionary philosopher Joseph Priestley's house is destroyed by a mob on the anniversary of the fall of the Bastille. Their actions are later seen as a key moment in the defeat of Enlightenment ideals in England.

Art and science

Mary Wollstonecraft publishes A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; a radical work which called on women to be allies to one another; fearless in their support and free in their criticism.
Sir Joshua Reynolds dies and is succeeded by Benjamin West as President of the Royal Academy.

International

The mob invades the Tuileries and the French Royal Family is imprisoned marking the end of France's experiment with constitutional monarchy and the declaration of the first French Republic.
The Revolutionary Commune is established in Paris.
France declares war on Austria and then Prussia.

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