by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 11 January 1796
9 3/4 in. x 14 1/4 in. (248 mm x 362 mm) paper size
Sittersback to top
- Hannah Humphrey (circa 1745-1818), Publisher and printseller. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 719 portraits. Identify
- Mortimer (active 1796-1807), Picture dealer and restorer. Sitter associated with 2 portraits. Identify
- Tholdal (active 1796-1802), German attaché. Sitter associated with 2 portraits. Identify
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Events of 1796back to top
Current affairsBirth of Princess Charlotte, only child of George, Prince of Wales and Princess Caroline whose marriage soon quickly and publicly degenerates.
Art and scienceFanny Burney publishes Camilla, one of several influential novels exploring social misunderstanding and the fashionable mode of sensibility.
Architect William Chambers completes the building of Somerset House.
Collector William Beckford, the richest man in England, begins construction of his gothic fantasy Fonthill Abbey.
InternationalNapoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the French armies in Italy and defeats the Austrians at Millesimo and the Piedmontese at Mondovi.
Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, arrives in India as a colonel.
John Adams is elected President of the United States, defeating Thomas Jefferson by three votes.
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