© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey Click on the links below to find out more
pencil, circa 1814
16 3/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (424 mm x 274 mm)
Given by Mrs George Jones, 1871
- James Watt (1736-1819), Engineer. Sitter in 17 portraits.
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 477
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 645
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 624
Princess Caroline leaves England for a lengthy series of travels in Europe and the Middle East. Scandalous gossip promptly surrounds her relationship with her Italian valet, Count Bartholomew Bergami.George, Prince Regent, hosts a visit of the victorious allies to England with spectacular celebrations and fireworks at Carlton House.
Art and science
John Soane completes the construction of Dulwich Picture Gallery.First steam printing machine in the world is used to publish The Times
.New Royal Mint opens at Tower Hill with improved precision machinery.Grand Western Canal completed from Loudwell to Tiverton.
Paris falls under allied attack; Napoleon sent into exile on Elba.Force of British veterans lands at Chesapeake Bay, defeats Americans at Bladensburg and burns parts of Washington DC.Peace treaty signed with Americans in Ghent. General Pakenham is killed leading attack on New Orleans before news of the peace reaches America.