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Frederick, Duke of York and Albany; King George IV

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Frederick, Duke of York and Albany; King George IV, by Crowhurst of Brighton, circa 1827 - NPG 1691a - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Frederick, Duke of York and Albany; King George IV

by Crowhurst of Brighton
silhouette, circa 1827
12 1/2 in. x 9 3/8 in. (318 mm x 238 mm)
Purchased, 1905
Primary Collection
NPG 1691a


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  • Hickman, Peggy, Silhouettes, 1972 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 June - 29 August 1972), p. 43
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 242
  • Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 205

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Current affairs

Lord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.

Art and science

University College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.

International

Britain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino. Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.

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