© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Camden Edwards, after Samuel Lane Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, 1820s-1830s
12 1/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. (307 mm x 231 mm) plate size; 17 1/4 in. x 12 in. (439 mm x 305 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- William Camden Edwards (1777-1855), Engraver. Artist associated with 46 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Samuel Lane (1780-1859), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 45 portraits.
George III dies at Kew on 29 January and George IV ascends to the throne.'Trial of Queen Caroline' in the House of Lords; Parliament drops the Bill which was to legitimise a divorce between Caroline and George IV.Cato Street Conspiracy to assassinate the cabinet discovered. Arthur Thistlewood and fellow conspirators are hung.
Art and science
Sir Thomas Lawrence becomes President of the Royal Academy.Astronomical Society is set up by John Herschel and Charles Babbage. First iron steamship is launched.
Actor, Edmund Kean goes on a successful tour of America after making his name at the Drury Lane Theatre.Revolutions begin in Spain, Portugal and Naples.The famous ancient Greek statue of the Venus de Milo is rediscovered on the Island of Melos and purchased by the Louvre in Paris.