© National Portrait Gallery, London
Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex
by and published by William Skelton, after Sir William Beechey Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1816
19 1/8 in. x 15 in. (487 mm x 382 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1965
- Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 250 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- William Skelton (1763-1848), Engraver. Artist associated with 59 portraits.
- NPG D33239: Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (from same plate)
Marriage of Princess Charlotte to Leopold I.Income Tax abolished.Unsuccessful Spa Fields Riot led by the ultra-radical Arthur Thistlewood which aimed to attack the Tower of London and the Bank of England and set up a ruling 'Committee of Public Safety' following the French model.
Art and science
Jane Austen publishes Emma.Leeds and Liverpool Canal completed.
British Government buys the Elgin Marbles, taken from the Acropolis in Athens by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, and brought to England between 1803 and 1812. Their acquisition prompts support from Thomas Lawrence and Benjamin Robert Haydon and condemnation from Lord Byron.Slave rebellion fails in Barbados; four hundred slaves are executed.