Sir Philip Francis
1 portrait of Sir Philip Francis
Sir Philip Francis
by and published by Thomas Goff Lupton, and published by William Cribb, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 4 June 1817
14 1/2 in. x 11 in. (368 mm x 278 mm) plate size; 16 in. x 12 3/8 in. (405 mm x 315 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Sitterback to top
- Sir Philip Francis (1740-1818), Whig politician and pamphleteer. Sitter in 16 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- William Cribb (circa 1789-1870), Carver and gilder; picture dealer; print dealer and publisher. Artist associated with 29 portraits.
- James Lonsdale (1777-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 106 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), Engraver. Artist associated with 127 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1817back to top
Current affairsPrincess Charlotte, only daughter of George, Prince Regent and Caroline of Brunswick, dies in childbirth, prompting widespread mourning.
Seditious Meetings Bill drives democratic societies underground.
Rising depression and discontent; Prince Regent's coach attacked at state opening of Parliament.
Art and scienceJohn Keats begins to write his epic poem Endymion on the Isle of Wight; a rite of passage as a professional poet after deserting his medical career.
John Constable exhibits Flatford Mill, one of his most famous naturalistic landscape paintings, at the Royal Academy
John Rennie's new Waterloo Bridge opens.
InternationalJournalist William Cobbett flees to America fearing prosecution. Already imprisoned for two years for seditious libel he grew more vehemently pro-reform on his release and reduced the price of his weekly periodical the Political Register to expand its circulation and influence to all classes.
James Monroe is elected President of the United States.