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Andrew Fletcher, Lord Milton

1 of 2 portraits by J. Anderson

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Andrew Fletcher, Lord Milton

by Robert Scott, published by J. Anderson, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, published 5 September 1792
5 7/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. (148 mm x 97 mm) plate size; 6 1/4 in. x 4 1/4 in. (160 mm x 108 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D15154

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Artistsback to top

  • J. Anderson (active 1792). Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.
  • Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), Portrait painter. Artist or producer associated with 120 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Robert Scott (1777-1841), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 9 portraits.

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Current affairs

The famous seven year trial of Warren Hastings, Governor-General of Bengal, on charges of embezzlement and murder, ends with his acquittal. Pro-Revolutionary philosopher Joseph Priestley's house is destroyed by a mob on the anniversary of the fall of the Bastille. Their actions are later seen as a key moment in the defeat of Enlightenment ideals in England.

Art and science

Mary Wollstonecraft publishes A Vindication of the Rights of Woman; a radical work which called on women to be allies to one another; fearless in their support and free in their criticism.
Sir Joshua Reynolds dies and is succeeded by Benjamin West as President of the Royal Academy.

International

The mob invades the Tuileries and the French Royal Family is imprisoned marking the end of France's experiment with constitutional monarchy and the declaration of the first French Republic.
The Revolutionary Commune is established in Paris.
France declares war on Austria and then Prussia.

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