© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Henry Richard Cook, after William Lane Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, circa 1813
8 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (223 mm x 145 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1955
- Richard Fitzpatrick (1748-1813), General, poet and politician; MP for Tavistock and Bedfordshire. Sitter associated with 7 portraits.
Machine breaking Luddite Riots end with seventeen executions in York. Radical John Cartwright's subsequent tour of the manufacturing districts has some success in quelling Luddite discontent with the foundation of the Hampden reform club network across the country. East India Company is deprived of monopoly over trade with India.
Art and science
Millenarian prophet Joanna Southcott, made famous by her visions of the second coming of Christ, announces herself 'with child' by the Holy Ghost.Jane Austen publishes Pride and Prejudice
Victorious Battle of St Pierre near Bayonne led by General Rowland Hill. Battle of Leipzig ends in defeat for Napoleon. Wellington's victory at Vittoria leads to British invasion of Southern France.Americans capture and burn Toronto, defeat British in Battle of Lake Erie and recapture Detroit.