John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton; Isaac Barré; William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne)

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John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton; Isaac Barré; William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne)

by James Ward, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, 1807 (1787-1788)
19 1/4 in. x 26 in. (489 mm x 659 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D7391

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Artistsback to top

  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist or producer associated with 1424 portraits, Sitter associated with 39 portraits.
  • James Ward (1769-1859), Engraver and painter of animals. Artist or producer associated with 40 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D49383: John Dunning, 1st Baron Ashburton; Isaac Barré; William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne (Lord Shelburne) (from same plate)

Events of 1807back to top

Current affairs

Act is passed abolishing the British slave trade after vigorous campaigning by hundreds of thousands of people led by Thomas Clarkson and championed in parliament by reformer William Wilberforce.
Resignation of 'Ministry of all the Talents'. Whig politician William Henry Cavendish Bentinck, Duke of Portland, succeeds as Prime Minister.

Art and science

Thomas Hope publishes Household Furniture and Interior Decoration; influential in promoting Greek and especially Egyptian models as the epitome of fashionable style.

International

French invasion of Spain and Portugal.
Britain occupies Copenhagen and captures the Danish fleet.
Napoleon begins to wage an economic battle against Britain, recognising the impossibility of victory at sea because of Britain's superior naval power. He aims to close the entire European coastline to British trade.

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