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Sir George Hayter

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Sir George Hayter, by Sir George Hayter, 1821 - NPG 3082(7) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir George Hayter

by Sir George Hayter
pen and ink and watercolour, 1821
9 1/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (231 mm x 137 mm)
Given by Iolo Aneurin Williams, 1940
Primary Collection
NPG 3082(7)


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  • Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter. Sitter associated with 16 portraits, Artist associated with 198 portraits.

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  • Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter. Artist associated with 198 portraits, Sitter associated with 16 portraits.

This portraitback to top

The inscription on this self-portrait, made at three in the morning, reads, 'Advantage of breaking a Collarbone to one who has not had much time for literary study.'

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 97

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Current affairs

George IV is crowned at Westminster Abbey on 19 July and Queen Caroline is turned away from the ceremony. Two weeks later she dies reawakening popular sympathy for her cause. Riots break out at her funeral as the Government attempts to reroute the procession to avoid the popular reaction of the mob.

Art and science

Thomas De Quincey publishes Confessions of an English Opium Eater in the London Magazine. A creative commentary on his mental life, it gained instant notoriety. The Manchester Guardian (later The Guardian) established. Michael Faraday builds the first electric motor.

International

Napoleon dies. Revolts in Wallachia and Moldovia against the oppressive rule of the Ottoman Turks. The rebels appeal to Tsar Alexander I for help and the Greek War of Independence begins.

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