Catherine Elizabeth Gordon (née Hamilton), Countess of Aberdeen

1 portrait of Catherine Elizabeth Gordon (née Hamilton), Countess of Aberdeen

Catherine Elizabeth Gordon (née Hamilton), Countess of Aberdeen, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1822 (circa 1805-1810) - NPG D17736 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Catherine Elizabeth Gordon (née Hamilton), Countess of Aberdeen

by Henry Bone, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1822 (circa 1805-1810)
5 in. x 4 in. (126 mm x 101 mm)
acquired Sir George Scharf, 1890
Reference Collection
NPG D17736


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  • Henry Bone (1755-1834), Enamel painter. Artist associated with 677 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.

Events of 1822back to top

Current affairs

Lord Castlereagh (the Marquis of Londonderry) commits suicide after a blackmail campaign against him. Tory cabinet joined by liberals George Canning and Robert Peel. Canning is appointed Foreign Secretary.

Art and science

John Nash completes the remodelling of the King's villa, the Brighton Pavilion and begins plans for the new layout of Regent Street and Regent's Park. The Caledonian Canal opens to link eastern to western Scotland. The Sunday Times is founded.

International

David Wilkie exhibits celebrated Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Academy to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It proves so popular a rail has to be erected to protect it. First major failure of the potato crop in Ireland. A large-scale public works programme is implemented to provide employment.

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