2 of 3 portraits of Robert Jeffery
by James Godby, published by and after E.M. Jones
stipple engraving, published 14 February 1811
14 7/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (378 mm x 268 mm) plate size; 16 1/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (411 mm x 298 mm) paper size
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- Robert Jeffery (1790-1820), Seaman who was left on a desolate rock in 1807. Sitter in 3 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Little Newport Street, Newport Market, London)
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Current affairsGeorge III's insanity is finally publicly admitted amidst arguments in Parliament over the credibility of his doctors. George, Prince of Wales is appointed Regent despite doubts over his capacity to rule effectively. This prompts the Prince's final split with the Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, his clandestine wife
Art and scienceJohn Loudon McAdam presents his new road surfacing technique to Parliament.
Jane Austen publishes Sense and Sensibility.
Sculptor Francis Leggatt Chantrey exhibits at the Royal Academy for the first time with a celebrated bust of the radical John Horne Tooke.
InternationalBattle of Albuera; British invade French-held Badajoz in Spain under William Carr Beresford and are victorious over Marshal Soult.