'Parody on the School of Athens'
1 of 2 portraits of Thomas Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury
'Parody on the School of Athens'
by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
10 1/8 in. x 12 1/4 in. (257 mm x 312 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Artistsback to top
Sittersback to top
- Thomas Brudenell-Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury (1729-1814), Courtier. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
- William (?) Bagot (1728-1798). Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Matthew Bretengam (1725-1803). Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Thomas Kennedy, 9th Earl of Cassillis (1726-1775), Smuggler and landowner; Master of Culzean Castle. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont (1728-1799), Irish statesman. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- Thomas Dawson, 1st Viscount Cremorne (1725-1813), Banker. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
- Thomas Barrett-Lennard, 17th Baron Dacre (1717-1786). Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Robert Maxwell, 1st Earl of Farnham (circa 1720-1779), Politician; MP and member of the Irish parliament. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Sir Matthew Fetherstonhaugh, 1st Bt (circa 1715-1774), Politician; MP for several constituencies. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Joseph Henry (1727-1796), Irish politician and High Sheriff of Kildare. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Lascelles Raymond Iremonger (1718 or 1719-1793). Sitter in 1 portrait.
- James Irwin (circa 1687-1759), Physician. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Joseph Leeson the Elder (1711-1783). Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir William Lowther, 3rd Bt (1727-1756), Landowner. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Joseph Leeson, 2nd Earl of Milltown (1730-1801). Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Edward Murphy (1707-1777). Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Thomas Patch (1725-1782), Painter and engraver. Sitter associated with 3 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
- Richard Phelps (circa 1718-1785), Portrait painter. Sitter associated with 2 portraits, Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- William Sterling (1718-1786). Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
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Events of 1751back to top
Current affairsFrederick, Prince of Wales dies and is succeeded by his son, later George III, as Prince of Wales.
Third Gin Act requires government inspection of distilleries and restricts sales to licensed premises in an effort to curtail consumption.
Art and scienceThomas Gray publishes his poem Elegy written in a Country Church Yard.
Philosopher David Hume publishes An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals.
Eliza Haywood publishes her novel The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless.
William Hogarth publishes his satirical engravings Beer-Street, Gin Lane and The Four Stages of Cruelty.
InternationalRobert Clive reopens hostilities with the French in India. He prevails after holding out during the siege of Arcot.
First part of the Encyclopédie - an innovative 28 volume encyclopedia which represented the dominant strains of Enlightenment thinking - is published in France, edited by Diderot.
Swedish chemist Alex Cronstedt identifies nickel as an impurity in copper ore as a separate metallic element.
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