© National Portrait Gallery, London
Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh)
possibly by David Morison Click on the links below to find out more
wax relief, 1822
3 1/2 in. (89 mm) diameter
Given by Stephen C. Grimes through the Art Fund, 1964
- David Morison (active 1793-1850). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Lord Castlereagh (the Marquis of Londonderry) commits suicide after a blackmail campaign against him.Tory cabinet joined by liberals George Canning and Robert Peel. Canning is appointed Foreign Secretary.
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John Nash completes the remodelling of the King's villa, the Brighton Pavilion and begins plans for the new layout of Regent Street and Regent's Park.The Caledonian Canal opens to link eastern to western Scotland.The Sunday Times
David Wilkie exhibits celebrated Chelsea Pensioners
at the Royal Academy to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It proves so popular a rail has to be erected to protect it.First major failure of the potato crop in Ireland. A large-scale public works programme is implemented to provide employment.