© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Sir George Hayter Click on the links below to find out more
black chalk, 1820
3 3/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (95 mm x 133 mm)
- Theodore Majocchi (active 1820), Witness at the trial of Queen Caroline. Sitter associated with 7 portraits.
- Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter. Artist associated with 198 portraits, Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
- NPG 999: The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820 (finished work)
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 621
George III dies at Kew on 29 January and George IV ascends to the throne.'Trial of Queen Caroline' in the House of Lords; Parliament drops the Bill which was to legitimise a divorce between Caroline and George IV.Cato Street Conspiracy to assassinate the cabinet discovered. Arthur Thistlewood and fellow conspirators are hung.
Art and science
Sir Thomas Lawrence becomes President of the Royal Academy.Astronomical Society is set up by John Herschel and Charles Babbage. First iron steamship is launched.
Actor, Edmund Kean goes on a successful tour of America after making his name at the Drury Lane Theatre.Revolutions begin in Spain, Portugal and Naples.The famous ancient Greek statue of the Venus de Milo is rediscovered on the Island of Melos and purchased by the Louvre in Paris.