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Richard Graves Ker
by and published by Charles Turner, after Sophia Ker Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 21 March 1822 (1805)
12 7/8 in. x 10 in. (328 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 15 5/8 in. x 12 1/4 in. (398 mm x 311 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Sophia Ker (active 1805), Artist. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- NPG D3416: Richard Graves Ker (from same plate)
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.
Art and science
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
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.