Category: 18th Century

1785

Rulers: • Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1762-1796) Art: • Goya, Francisco (1746-1828): Autorretrato ante su caballete (c.1785) • Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792): Portrait of Lord Donounghmore (1780-90) • Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792): The Infant Hercules (c.1785-89)

1744

Events: • Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando established in Madrid. Deaths: • Vico, Giambattista (1668-1744) Art: • Bellotto, Bernardo (1721-1780): Campo di SS Giovanni e Paolo, Venezia (1743-47) • Bellotto, Bernardo (1721-1780): Vaprio d’Adda (1744) • Bellotto, Bernardo (1721-1780): Veduta di Gazzada (1744) • Bellotto, Bernardo (1721-1780): Veduta di…

1779

Rulers: • Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1762-1796) Births: • Borbón y Vallabriga, María Teresa de (1779-1828) Deaths: • Garrick, David (1717-1779) Music: • Gluck, Christoph Willibald (1714-1787): Iphigénie en Tauride (1779) Art: • Canova, Antonio (1757-1822): Dedalo e Icaro (1778-79) • Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (1732-1806): Le…

1786

Rulers: • Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1762-1796) Music: • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): Le nozze di Figaro (1786) Art: • Goya, Francisco (1746-1828) El otoño (1786) • Goya, Francisco (1746-1828): Las floreras, o La Primavera (1786) • Goya, Francisco (1746-1828): Niño montando un carnero (1786-87)…

1778

Rulers: • Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1762-1796) Events: • The Wellington Museum opens in Apsley House, London. Deaths: • Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (1712-1778) • Voltaire (1694-1778) Art: • Canova, Antonio (1757-1822): Dedalo e Icaro (1778-79) • Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (1732-1806): Le bluff de l’aveugle (c.1775-80)…

1783

Rulers: • Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1762-1796) Births: • Stendhal (1783-1842) Art: • Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788): Mountain Landscape with Bridge (1783-84) • Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788): Rocky, Wooded Landscape with a Dell and Weir (c.1782-83) • Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788): Woody…

1787

Rulers: • Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1762-1796) Events: • Musée des Beaux-Arts established in Dijon, France. Deaths: • Gluck, Christoph Willibald (1714-1787) Music: • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791): Don Giovanni (1787) • Salieri, Antonio (1750-1825): Tarare (1787) Art: • Canova, Antonio (1757-1822): Amore e Psiche…

1746

Births: • Goya, Francisco de (1746-1828) Art: • Bellotto, Bernardo (1721–1780): Campo di SS Giovanni e Paolo, Venezia (1743-47) • Carriera, Rosalba (1675-1757): Apollo (1740-46) • Carriera, Rosalba (1675-1757): Diana (1740-46) • Gainsborough, Thomas (1727-1788): Conversation in a Park (1746-48) • Tiepolo, Giambattista (1696-1770):…

1754

Events: • Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum established in Braunschweig. • Royal Society of Arts founded in London. Deaths: • Fielding, Henry (1707-1754) Art: • Canaletto (1697-1768): Capriccio con colonna (c.1754) • Canaletto (1697-1768): Capriccio con palazzo (c.1754) • Canaletto (1697-1768): Capriccio: Un palazzo con cortile sulla laguna (c.1750-55) • Canaletto (1697-1768): Eton…