© National Portrait Gallery, London
by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank Click on the links below to find out more
etching and aquatint, published 16 August 1821
11 5/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (297 mm x 223 mm) plate size; 14 in. x 10 in. (360 mm x 260 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856), Caricaturist and miniature painter. Artist associated with 26 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
George IV is crowned at Westminster Abbey on 19 July and Queen Caroline is turned away from the ceremony. Two weeks later she dies reawakening popular sympathy for her cause. Riots break out at her funeral as the Government attempts to reroute the procession to avoid the popular reaction of the mob.
Art and science
Thomas De Quincey publishes Confessions of an English Opium Eater
in the London Magazine
. A creative commentary on his mental life, it gained instant notoriety.The Manchester Guardian
(later The Guardian
) established.Michael Faraday builds the first electric motor.
Napoleon dies. Revolts in Wallachia and Moldovia against the oppressive rule of the Ottoman Turks. The rebels appeal to Tsar Alexander I for help and the Greek War of Independence begins.