© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John Jackson Click on the links below to find out more
pencil, circa 1815
9 1/2 in. x 7 1/2 in. (241 mm x 191 mm)
- Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827), Satirical draughtsman. Sitter associated with 4 portraits, Artist associated with 25 portraits.
- John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 230 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- 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. 88
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 537
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 429
John and James Leigh Hunt are released from prison after a two year sentence for slandering the Prince of Wales in their outspoken, radical periodical the Examiner
.Corn Laws are introduced to protect against the collapse in prices which would inevitably follow peace with France, prompting riots in London.
Art and science
Humphry Davy invents the miners' safety lamp though its reception is clouded by William Clanny and George Stephenson who present rival models in the same year. British Institution arranges first in innovative series of Old Master exhibitionsprovoking virulent attack on its patrons for neglecting contemporary art.
Napoleon returns to France from exile in Elba and resumes power until his abdication on 22 June; a period known as the 'Hundred Days'. Battle of Waterloo concludes the Anglo-French struggle that had lasted more than a century. Peace of Vienna establishes Britain's global political, economic and imperial dominance which lasts for the next hundred years.