Pitt addressing the House of Commons, 1793
About this picture
by Karl Anton Hickel, oil on canvas, 1793-95. National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG 745.
About the subject
This picture by the Austrian painter Karl Anton Hickel shows Prime Minister William Pitt speaking to the House in 1793, close to the outbreak of the French revolutionary wars. The chamber is the pre-fire House of Commons, the old St Stephen’s Chapel.