© National Portrait Gallery, London
Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after and published by Sir George Hayter Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, 1816
14 7/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (378 mm x 276 mm) plate size; 19 1/2 in. x 13 1/2 in. (495 mm x 343 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter. Artist associated with 198 portraits, Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
- Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 192 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- NPG D8118: Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (from same plate)
- NPG D8119: Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (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.