15 of 16 portraits by Benjamin Smith
by Benjamin Smith, published by John Boydell, and published by Josiah Boydell, after William Hogarth
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1795 (1745)
15 5/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (398 mm x 300 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 13 3/4 in. (447 mm x 350 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Sitterback to top
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Sitter associated with 19 portraits, Artist associated with 127 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- John Boydell (1720-1804), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 128 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Josiah Boydell (1752-1817), Artist and publisher. Artist associated with 66 portraits.
- William Hogarth (1697-1764), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 127 portraits, Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
- Benjamin Smith (circa 1754-1833), Engraver, printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
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Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (90 Cheapside; the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London)
Events of 1795back to top
Current affairsGeorge, Prince of Wales is forced to marry Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, despite having secretly married Maria Fitzherbert in 1785.
Widespread rioting prompts the introduction of the Speenhamland system of welfare supplements which are linked to the price of bread.
Treasonable Practices Act is passed against open criticism of government.
Art and scienceThe MP Matthew Gregory 'Monk' Lewis publishes his notorious gothic novel The Monk to success and scandal because of its immoral content.
Mungo Park explores the course of the River Niger.
InternationalWolfe Tone, founder of The Society of United Irishmen, departs for America after being implicated in high treason in Ireland. Exiled in Philadelphia, he soon leaves for France to ask revolutionaries for assistance.
Joseph Haydn composes the English Canzonettas during his second stay in London.