© National Portrait Gallery, London
attributed to Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey Click on the links below to find out more
18 3/4 in. x 13 in. (477 mm x 330 mm)
Given by Mrs George Jones, 1871
- William Marsden (1754-1836), Orientalist and numismatist. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 413
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 333, 624
Death of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.
Art and science
Mary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus
which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science.Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage
, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.
Stamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade.Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.