© National Portrait Gallery, London
Frontispiece to Vol I of Lord Orford's Memoires (Horace Walpole)
by Thomson, after Bentley Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, circa 1822
11 7/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (302 mm x 239 mm) plate size; 17 1/4 in. x 11 1/2 in. (439 mm x 293 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1965
- Bentley (active early 19th century). Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Thomson. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
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.