King William IV
King William IV
by and published by Edmund Scott, after Sir Thomas Lawrence, after John Charles Lochée
stipple engraving, published 7 April 1788
10 3/8 in. x 7 1/4 in. (265 mm x 183 mm) plate size; 14 1/8 in. x 9 1/2 in. (358 mm x 241 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Sitterback to top
- King William IV (1765-1837), Reigned 1830-37. Sitter associated with 174 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 689 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- John Charles Lochée (1751-1791), Sculptor. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- Edmund Scott (1758-circa 1811), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 20 portraits.
Events of 1788back to top
Current affairsParliament begins an investigation into the slave trade, led by reformers Thomas Clarkson and William Wilberforce.
Regency Crisis; George III's madness is announced provoking a political storm.
Former Governor-General of Bengal Warren Hastings' trial begins before the House of Lords.
Henry Benedict Stuart becomes the new Stuart claimant to the British throne.
Art and scienceArtist Thomas Gainsborough dies.
First edition of The Times newspaper is published in London.
Scottish engineer and inventor William Symington demonstrates the first paddle steamer on Dalswinton Loch near Dumfries.
Robert Burns writes his version of the Scots poem Auld Lang Syne.
InternationalMinisters of the French King, Louis XVI, reluctantly announce that the Estates General will meet the following year, for the first time since 1614.
United States constitution comes into force when New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify it.
First Fleet reaches Australia, anchoring in Botany Bay. Arthur Phillip, selecting a suitable site for the first Australian penal colony, names the place Sydney Cove.
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