by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by Thomas Macklin, after William Artaud
stipple engraving, published 20 October 1792
13 in. x 10 in. (330 mm x 253 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 13 5/8 in. (449 mm x 346 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Sitterback to top
- Andrew Kippis (1725-1795), Nonconformist divine and biographer. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- William Artaud (1763-1823), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 19 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815), Engraver. Artist associated with 164 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
- Thomas Macklin (1752 or 1753-1800), Printseller and picture dealer. Artist associated with 8 portraits.
Events of 1792back to top
Current affairsThe 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 scienceMary 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.
InternationalThe 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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