John Nichols

1 portrait of John Nichols

John Nichols, by Charles Theodosius Heath, published by  John Britton, after  John Jackson, published 1 July 1811 - NPG D38758 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Nichols

by Charles Theodosius Heath, published by John Britton, after John Jackson
etching, published 1 July 1811
11 in. x 8 1/2 in. (279 mm x 215 mm) plate size; 18 1/8 in. x 12 3/8 in. (459 mm x 314 mm) paper size
Given by Miss Flick, 1973
Reference Collection
NPG D38758


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  • John Nichols (1745-1826), Printer and writer. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 10 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • John Britton (1771-1857), Antiquary and topographer. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Charles Theodosius Heath (1785-1848), Landscape and figure engraver. Artist associated with 20 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 230 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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Current affairs

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.

International

Battle of Albuera; British invade French-held Badajoz in Spain under William Carr Beresford and are victorious over Marshal Soult. Java captured.

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