Harry Rowe

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Harry Rowe

by 'F.A.'
etching, 1798
5 7/8 in. x 4 1/8 in. (149 mm x 105 mm) plate size; 8 1/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. (209 mm x 140 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D11027

Sitterback to top

  • Harry Rowe (1726-1800), Showman. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • 'F.A.' (active 1798). Artist or producer of 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

To meet war costs, William Pitt introduces a Finance Bill which levies income tax for the first time.

Art and science

William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge publish Lyrical Ballads; a key publication for the romantic movement in poetry. Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner opens the volume.
Publisher and printseller Rudolph Ackermann establishes his popular 'Repository of the Arts' shop, gallery, library and social centre on the Strand.

International

Uprising of the United Irishmen: a republican rebellion which attempted to achieve Ireland's total independence by force with the aid of a French invasion. It was only narrowly defeated.
Battle of the Nile. Napoleon's visionary Egyptian campaign offers British first major victory as Nelson destroys the French fleet.

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