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James Cecil, 1st Marquess of Salisbury

by Daniel Orme, published by Edward Orme
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1796
6 5/8 in. x 4 5/8 in. (169 mm x 119 mm) plate size; 11 1/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (284 mm x 207 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D13724

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  • Daniel Orme (1766-1837), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 15 portraits.
  • Edward Orme (1775-1848), Engraver, printseller and property developer. Artist associated with 36 portraits.

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Current affairs

Birth of Princess Charlotte, only child of George, Prince of Wales and Princess Caroline whose marriage soon quickly and publicly degenerates.

Art and science

Fanny 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.

International

Napoleon 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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