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'Miss Crusses' (Elizabeth Hinchliffe (née Crewe); Emma Crewe)

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- set matching 'Madame D'Arblay Diary, 1778-1840 (vol 1, part 3)'

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'Miss Crusses' (Elizabeth Hinchliffe (née Crewe); Emma Crewe)

by Richard Brookshaw, published by John Bowles, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1766)
5 7/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (150 mm x 114 mm) plate size; 6 3/4 in. x 4 7/8 in. (172 mm x 124 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D14696

Sittersback to top

Artistsback to top

  • John Bowles (1701?-1779), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 116 portraits.
  • Richard Brookshaw (1736-circa 1804). Artist associated with 17 portraits.
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1415 portraits, Sitter associated with 39 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D1600: 'Miss Crusses' (Elizabeth Hinchliffe (née Crewe); Emma Crewe) (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D3054: 'Miss Crusses' (Elizabeth Hinchliffe (née Crewe); Emma Crewe) (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D35859: 'Miss Crusses' (Elizabeth Hinchliffe (née Crewe); Emma Crewe) (based on same portrait)

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Events of 1766back to top

Current affairs

Charles Edward Stuart ('Bonnie Prince Charlie') becomes the new Stuart claimant to the throne of Great Britain and figurehead for Jacobitism on the death of his father James Stuart, Pretender since 1701.
Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquess of Rockingham is dismissed as Prime Minister and succeeded by William Pitt the Elder.
Stamp Act, passed the previous year, is repealed.

Art and science

Swiss painter Angelica Kauffmann settles in London.
Oliver Goldsmith publishes his novel The Vicar of Wakefield.
Chemist Henry Cavendish publishes his paper 'On Factitious Airs' which is generally credited with showing the discovery of hydrogen.
First golf club in England opens at Blackheath in Kent.
Christie's auction house is founded in London.

International

Navigator and Royal Navy officer John Byron returns to England after his circumnavigation of the globe; the first to be completed in under two years. He takes possession of the Falkland Islands on behalf of Britain during his voyage.
German writer Gotthold Ephraim Lessing publishes his important work of literary criticism Laokoon; An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry.

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