© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt
by Adam Buck Click on the links below to find out more
watercolour, circa 1810
7 5/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (195 mm x 162 mm) oval
- Adam Buck (1759-1833), Miniaturist. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
Serious 'Burdett and Liberty' riots break out in London in support of radical MP Sir Francis Burdett who had been arrested for denouncing the House of Common's decision to bar journalists from some debates. Princess Amelia dies triggering renewed bout of illness in her father, George III.
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