'General Count Clairfayt'
1 portrait of François Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Comte de Clerfayt
'General Count Clairfayt'
by James Gillray, published by Valentine Green, and published by Rupert Green, and published by Christian von Mechel, after Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg
stipple engraving, published 23 June 1794
12 3/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. (314 mm x 233 mm) paper size
Sitterback to top
- François Sébastien Charles Joseph de Croix, Comte de Clerfayt (1733-1798), Austrian Field Marshal. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg (1740-1812), Painter. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- James Gillray (1756-1815), Caricaturist. Artist associated with 881 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Rupert Green (1767 or 1768-1804), Publisher; son of Valentine and Mary Green. Artist associated with 5 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Valentine Green (1739-1813), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 149 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Christian von Mechel (1737-1817), Print publisher and engraver. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
Events of 1794back to top
Current affairsTreason Trials against John Horne Tooke, Thomas Hardy and John Thelwall take place amidst fears of domestic revolution. Their acquittal marks the most dramatic victory of the cause.
Leader of the Opposition, Charles James Fox's Libel Bill secures the landmark right of trial by jury for the accused.
Thomas Muir and the four other Scottish Martyrs who campaigned for parliamentary reform were transported to Australia for sedition.
Art and scienceEdward Jenner discovers the smallpox inoculation after realising that those who worked with cattle and caught cowpox developed immunity.
Drury Lane Theatre re-opens under the management of the playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan. In competition with the Covent Garden Theatre it featured a new pit and boxes designed by architect Henry Holland.
InternationalMaximilien Robespierre, member of the French dictatorial Committee of Public Safety is arrested and executed as part of a conspiracy by enemies who disliked his anti-extremist stance and zeal for social reform.
Campaign in the Low Countries under the Duke of York. Allies are defeated and French reoccupy Brussels. British troops retreat to Holland.
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