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Unknown woman engraved as Maria Edgeworth

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Unknown woman engraved as Maria Edgeworth, by Unknown artist, published 1 November 1822 - NPG D36046 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Unknown woman engraved as Maria Edgeworth

by Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1822
9 3/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (239 mm x 165 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1925
Reference Collection
NPG D36046

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  • Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849), Novelist; daughter of Richard Lovell Edgeworth. Sitter associated with 9 portraits.

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Lord Castlereagh (the Marquis of Londonderry) commits suicide after a blackmail campaign against him. Tory cabinet joined by liberals George Canning and Robert Peel. Canning is appointed Foreign Secretary.

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John Nash completes the remodelling of the King's villa, the Brighton Pavilion and begins plans for the new layout of Regent Street and Regent's Park. The Caledonian Canal opens to link eastern to western Scotland. The Sunday Times is founded.


David Wilkie exhibits celebrated Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Academy to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It proves so popular a rail has to be erected to protect it. First major failure of the potato crop in Ireland. A large-scale public works programme is implemented to provide employment.

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