20 of 20 portraits of Horace Walpole
published by Silvester (Sylvester) Harding, and published by Peter Brown, after John Giles Eccardt
stipple engraving, published 15 December 1798 (1754)
7 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (192 mm x 139 mm) plate size; 8 in. x 6 in. (203 mm x 152 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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- Horatio ('Horace') Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (1717-1797), Writer and collector. Sitter associated with 20 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (127 Pall Mall and Crown Street, Soho, London)
Events of 1798back to top
Current affairsTo meet war costs, William Pitt introduces a Finance Bill which levies income tax for the first time.
Art and scienceWilliam Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge publish Lyrical Ballads; a key publication for the romantic movement in poetry. Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner opens the volume.
Publisher and printseller Rudolph Ackermann establishes his popular 'Repository of the Arts' shop, gallery, library and social centre on the Strand.
InternationalUprising of the United Irishmen: a republican rebellion which attempted to achieve Ireland's total independence by force with the aid of a French invasion. It was only narrowly defeated.
Battle of the Nile. Napoleon's visionary Egyptian campaign offers British first major victory as Nelson destroys the French fleet.
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