17 of 17 portraits on display in Room 13: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
by Benjamin Wyon
bronze medal, 1821
1 3/4 in. (44 mm) diameter
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This portraitback to top
Issued from the surplus to subscriptions for the marble bust by Sebastian Gahagan in the Newcastle Literary Society.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 279
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 323
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Events of 1821back to top
Current affairsGeorge IV is crowned at Westminster Abbey on 19 July and Queen Caroline is turned away from the ceremony. Two weeks later she dies reawakening popular sympathy for her cause. Riots break out at her funeral as the Government attempts to reroute the procession to avoid the popular reaction of the mob.
Art and scienceThomas De Quincey publishes Confessions of an English Opium Eater in the London Magazine. A creative commentary on his mental life, it gained instant notoriety.
The Manchester Guardian (later The Guardian) established.
Michael Faraday builds the first electric motor.
Revolts in Wallachia and Moldovia against the oppressive rule of the Ottoman Turks. The rebels appeal to Tsar Alexander I for help and the Greek War of Independence begins.