'A Sunday concert'
4 of 10 portraits of Charles Burney
'A Sunday concert'
by Charles Loraine Smith (of Enderby), published by M. Rack
etching and aquatint, published 4 June 1782
14 1/8 in. x 19 3/4 in. (358 mm x 501 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Artistsback to top
Sittersback to top
- Ferdinando Bertoni (1725-1813), Composer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Charles Burney (1726-1814), Musician and historian of music. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Cariboldi, Musician. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- James Cervetto (1747-1837), Cellist and composer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Lady Mary Duncan (1723-1806), Wife of Sir William Duncan. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Johann Christian Fischer (1733-1800), Musician and composer. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
- Hayford, Musician. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Langani (Langoni), Musician. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Gasparo Pacchierotti (1740-1821), Singer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Dieudonné-Pascal Pieltain (1754-1833), Musician and composer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Salpietro, Musician. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Polly Wilkes (active 1782). Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1782back to top
Current affairsFrederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford resigns as Prime Minister over recent setbacks in America and is succeeded by Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham who takes office for the second time. Rockingham dies on 1 July and is succeeded by William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne.
Repeal of Poynings Law and Declaratory Act of 1720 gives virtual legislative autonomy to Ireland.
Art and scienceAfter a poor reception in the mid 1770s, actress Sarah Siddons makes a triumphant return to the Drury Lane Theatre, London in the title role of Isabella, or, The Fatal Marriage. She will become the century's best known tragic actress.
Clergyman and artist William Gilpin publishes Observations on the River Wye; a central text in the formulation of the concept of the picturesque.
InternationalAmerican War of Independence: Siege of Gibraltar reaches a climax in the Grand Assault but French and Spanish forces are unsuccessful. Britain loses Minorca prompting the Prime Minister, Lord Rockingham, to open peace talks with the Americans. Thomas Grenville is sent to Paris to negotiate with Benjamin Franklin.
Paper manufacturer Joseph Montgolfier sends a hot-air balloon 1000 meters into the air, in front of a crowd in the Ardèche in France.