4 of 5 portraits by C. Blackberd
by John Hall, published by Christopher Forster, after C. Blackberd, after Mrs Wright
etching, published 1 February 1790
6 1/8 in. x 3 5/8 in. (155 mm x 92 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Artistsback to top
- C. Blackberd (active 1784-1810), Engraver and portrait painter. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
- Christopher Forster (active 1789-1801). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- John Hall (1739-1797), Engraver. Artist associated with 36 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Mrs Wright. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Events of 1790back to top
Current affairsAttempts to modify the Test and Corporation Acts are defeated, despite campaigning by dissenters such as the prominent Unitarian preacher and pamphleteer, Richard Price. The Acts prevented those outside the established church from holding government or military office.
Art and scienceJoseph Mallord William Turner exhibits his first painting at the Royal Academy; a watercolour of The Archbishop's Palace, Lambeth.
The Firth to Clyde and Oxford to Birmingham canals are begun.