© National Portrait Gallery, London
Richard Colley Wellesley, Marquess Wellesley
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, (circa 1811)
19 in. x 15 1/8 in. (483 mm x 383 mm) plate size; 22 1/8 in. x 18 1/8 in. (563 mm x 459 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 191 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
George 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 science
John 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.
Battle of Albuera; British invade French-held Badajoz in Spain under William Carr Beresford and are victorious over Marshal Soult. Java captured.