'The Bengal levee'
16 of 18 portraits matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Colonies'
'The Bengal levee'
by and published by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 9 November 1792
16 5/8 in. x 24 5/8 in. (423 mm x 625 mm) paper size
Artistsback to top
Sittersback to top
- Arthur Auchmuty (active 1792), Colonel. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Claud Benizett (active 1792). Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Thomas Blanshard (died 1797), Vicar. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- W.C. Blaquiere (active 1792). Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Abraham Caldicott (active 1792). Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- King Collins (active 1792), Soldier. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), General and diplomat. Sitter in 13 portraits. Identify
- John Fullarton (active 1792), Senior officer at the Calcutta Presidency. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- John Haldane (active 1792). Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Gilbert Hall (active 1792), Coroner, Calcutta. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Robert Macfarlane (active 1792), Clerk of the market, Calcutta. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- John Miller (active 1792), Deputy of police, Calcutta. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Father Parthanio (active 1792), Greek priest. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- William Pye (active 1792), Collector of the Twenty-four Pergunnahs. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Alexander Ross (1742-1827), Army officer. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Cudbert Thornhill (active 1792). Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Edward Tiretta (active 1792). Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- John Williamson (active 1792), Vendor master, Calcutta. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Chelsea and 18 Old Bond Street, London)
Events of 1792back to top
Current affairsThe 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 scienceMary 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.
InternationalThe 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.
Watch our playlist exploring scientific techniques used by the Gallery to unlock the secrets behind our Tudor portraits.
Subjects and themes
Search the collection by themes - from pets to weddings!
Black History Month
Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.
A Picture of Health
Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.
Tell us more
Framed & unframed prints
Choose your favourite portrait from our Collection as a framed or unframed print for your home.