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Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Hans Burgkmair Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1816
14 3/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (366 mm x 263 mm) plate size; 23 1/4 in. x 16 3/4 in. (590 mm x 425 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1866
- Hans Burgkmair (1473-1531). Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853), Picture dealer. Artist associated with 141 portraits.
- NPG D9764: Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (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.