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William Howley

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William Howley, by Samuel William Reynolds, after  John Hoppner, published 1818 - NPG D36359 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Howley

by Samuel William Reynolds, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 1818
17 1/8 in. x 13 5/8 in. (436 mm x 346 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D36359


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  • William Howley (1766-1848), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 24 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • John Hoppner (1758-1810), Painter. Artist associated with 214 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
  • Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 628 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Current affairs

Death of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761. Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.

Art and science

Mary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science. Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.

International

Stamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade. Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.

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