2 of 7 portraits by Thomas Parkinson
by John Raphael Smith, published by William Humphrey, after Thomas Parkinson
mezzotint, published 20 November 1771
14 in. x 9 7/8 in. (356 mm x 250 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- William Humphrey (1742?-before 1815), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 70 portraits.
- Thomas Parkinson (1744-1789?), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- John Raphael Smith (1752-1812), Portrait painter, engraver and pastellist. Artist associated with 185 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Shell Warehouse, Cecil Court, St Martins Lane, London)
Events of 1771back to top
Current affairsArtist 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 scienceRichard 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.
InternationalFirst 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.