George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover

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George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover, by William Brett, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence, 1827 (1823-1824) - NPG D1782 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover

by William Brett, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, 1827 (1823-1824)
10 5/8 in. x 7 1/4 in. (269 mm x 185 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D1782


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  • William Brett (active 1824-1830), Reproductive engraver. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.

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  • NPG D1781: George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover (from same plate)

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Events of 1827back to top

Current affairs

Lord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.

Art and science

University College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.

International

Britain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino. Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.

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