5 of 9 portraits of Princess Amelia
by John Samuel Agar, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Anne Mee (née Foldsone)
stipple and line engraving, published 1810
13 3/8 in. x 10 in. (339 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (440 mm x 298 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1957
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Artistsback to top
- Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), Publisher. Artist associated with 94 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Samuel Agar (1773-1858), Engraver. Artist associated with 49 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Anne Mee (née Foldsone) (circa 1770-1851), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 26 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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Events of 1810back to top
Current affairsSerious 'Burdett and Liberty' riots break out in London in support of radical MP Sir Francis Burdett who had been arrested for denouncing the House of Common's decision to bar journalists from some debates.
Princess Amelia dies triggering renewed bout of illness in her father, George III.
Art and scienceSir Walter Scott publishes his chivalrous, medieval ballad, The Lady of the Lake, set on Loch Katrine in Perthshire.
Kennett and Avon Trunk Canal is completed.
First Savings Bank is set up by financier Henry Duncan.
InternationalMadame De Stael writes De l'Allemagne which portrays Germany as a model of Romantic nationalism for emerging revolutionary nations. It was banned by Napoleon but published in London to great acclaim.
Lisbon besieged. Wellington takes shelter behind the fortified lines of the Torres Vedras and the French army are forced to retreat.