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Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden

by John Faber Jr, printed for John Bowles, and printed for Carington Bowles, after Allan Ramsay
mezzotint, 1761
14 in. x 10 in. (355 mm x 253 mm) plate size; 16 1/8 in. x 11 1/4 in. (410 mm x 287 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D19414

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  • Carington Bowles (1724-1793), Printseller. Artist associated with 100 portraits.
  • John Bowles (1701?-1779), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 116 portraits.
  • John Faber Jr (circa 1695-1756), Engraver and portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 816 portraits.
  • Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 120 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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  • NPG D1196: Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden (from same plate)

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Events of 1761back to top

Current affairs

George, Prince of Wales marries Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz at St James' Palace. He is crowned George III two weeks later.
Buckingham House, on the site of present-day Buckingham Palace, is purchased for the royal family.
Bridgewater canal, engineered by James Brindley, opens as Britain's first canal.




Art and science

Establishment of Matthew Boulton's toy factory, the Soho Manufactory, near Birmingham; considered the first modern factory in Britain.
Allan Ramsay becomes Painter to the King.

International

Seven Years' War: General Sir Eyre Coote captures Pondicherry from the French in India. A combined Prussian-Hanoverian-British force led by Prince Ferdinand of Brunswick defeats a large French army at the Battle of Villinghausen. France and Spain sign the Pacte de Famille forming an alliance against Britain. Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder fails to garner support to declare war on Spain.

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