4 of 4 portraits by Agostino Carlini
by John Chapman, published by John Wilkes, after Agostino Carlini
stipple engraving, published 19 April 1798
6 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. (165 mm x 113 mm) plate size; 6 7/8 in. x 4 7/8 in. (176 mm x 125 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Sitterback to top
- William Beckford (1709-1770), Owner of enslaved people; politician. Sitter in 15 portraits.
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Events of 1798back to top
Current affairsTo meet war costs, William Pitt introduces a Finance Bill which levies income tax for the first time.
Art and scienceWilliam Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge publish Lyrical Ballads; a key publication for the romantic movement in poetry. Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner opens the volume.
Publisher and printseller Rudolph Ackermann establishes his popular 'Repository of the Arts' shop, gallery, library and social centre on the Strand.
InternationalUprising of the United Irishmen: a republican rebellion which attempted to achieve Ireland's total independence by force with the aid of a French invasion. It was only narrowly defeated.
Battle of the Nile. Napoleon's visionary Egyptian campaign offers British first major victory as Nelson destroys the French fleet.
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