© National Portrait Gallery, London
Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill
by A. Easto, published by Edward Orme, after W.P.J. Lodder (Loder) Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 9 April 1816
10 1/8 in. x 8 in. (258 mm x 204 mm) plate size; 14 1/2 in. x 10 1/8 in. (369 mm x 258 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- A. Easto (1781-1844), Engraver. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- W.P.J. Lodder (Loder) (active 1783-1804), Painter. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
- Edward Orme (1775-1848), Engraver, printseller and property developer. Artist associated with 35 portraits.
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.