© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Anthony Cardon, after Tilly Kettle Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1811 (1762)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Anna Seward (1742-1809), Writer and poet. Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
- Anthony Cardon (1772-1813), Engraver and print publisher. Artist associated with 67 portraits.
- Tilly Kettle (1735-1786), Painter. Artist associated with 19 portraits.
George III's insanity is finally publicly admitted amidst arguments in Parliament over the credibility of his doctors. George, Prince of Wales is appointed Regent despite doubts over his capacity to rule effectively. This prompts the Prince's final split with the Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, his clandestine wife
Art and science
John Loudon McAdam presents his new road surfacing technique to Parliament.Jane Austen publishes Sense and Sensibility
.Sculptor Francis Leggatt Chantrey exhibits at the Royal Academy for the first time with a celebrated bust of the radical John Horne Tooke.
Battle of Albuera; British invade French-held Badajoz in Spain under William Carr Beresford and are victorious over Marshal Soult. Java captured.