© National Portrait Gallery, London
by T. Sampson, after Benjamin Robert Haydon Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, 1828, based on a work of 1816
11 1/2 in. x 9 1/2 in. (292 mm x 241 mm)
Given by Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby, 1888
- John Keats (1795-1821), Poet. Sitter in 15 portraits, Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Benjamin Robert Haydon (1786-1846), History painter and diarist. Artist associated with 34 portraits, Sitter in 10 portraits.
- T. Sampson. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- NPG 686: John Keats (source portrait)
Marriage of Princess Charlotte to Leopold I.Income Tax abolished.Unsuccessful Spa Fields Riot led by the ultra-radical Arthur Thistlewood which aimed to attack the Tower of London and the Bank of England and set up a ruling 'Committee of Public Safety' following the French model.
Art and science
Jane Austen publishes Emma.Leeds and Liverpool Canal completed.
British Government buys the Elgin Marbles, taken from the Acropolis in Athens by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, and brought to England between 1803 and 1812. Their acquisition prompts support from Thomas Lawrence and Benjamin Robert Haydon and condemnation from Lord Byron.Slave rebellion fails in Barbados; four hundred slaves are executed.