7 of 8 portraits of Richard Wilson
by William Bond, printed by Bell & Wright, published by Longman & Co, published by Josiah Taylor, published by William Bond, after Anton Raphael Mengs
stipple engraving, published 20 January 1812
12 in. x 10 in. (304 mm x 255 mm) plate size; 15 7/8 in. x 11 1/2 in. (404 mm x 293 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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- Richard Wilson (1714-1782), Landscape painter. Sitter associated with 8 portraits, Artist associated with 6 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Bell & Wright (active 1812-1817), Printers. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- William Bond (active 1772-1827), Engraver. Artist associated with 55 portraits.
- Longman & Co (active 1806-1839), Publishers. Artist associated with 25 portraits.
- Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779). Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- Josiah Taylor (1761-1834), Bookseller and publisher. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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Current affairsPrime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated in the lobby of the House of Commons by a bankrupt named John Bellingham. A new administration is formed under Lord Liverpool.
The Toleration Act is passed giving greater freedom of worship to dissenters in order to ensure their political loyalty.
Art and scienceActress Sarah Siddons retires from the London stage. Her final appearance is as Lady Macbeth, the role that made her famous, but the performance has to end after the sleepwalking scene because of the fervour of the audience.
Building of Regent's Canal begins under John Rennie.
InternationalUnited States declares war on Britain over grievances arising from British naval conduct in the French wars. American plan for attack on Canada fails and British troops under Sir Edward Pakenham force surrender of Detroit.
Wellington defeats French at Salamanca and enters Madrid.
Napoleon leads France in disastrous Russian campaign.