Elizabeth Ann Sheridan (née Linley)
by Charles Middlemist, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
stipple and line engraving, published 1816
7 1/4 in. x 4 1/8 in. (183 mm x 105 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Charles Middlemist (active 1815-1817), Engraver and print publisher. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
- NPG D5969: Elizabeth Ann Sheridan (née Linley) (from same plate)
- NPG D5971: Elizabeth Ann Sheridan (née Linley) (from same plate)
Marriage of Princess Charlotte to Leopold I.Income Tax abolished.Unsuccessful Spa Fields Riot led by the ultra-radical Arthur Thistlewood which aimed to attack the Tower of London and the Bank of England and set up a ruling 'Committee of Public Safety' following the French model.
Art and science
Jane Austen publishes Emma.Leeds and Liverpool Canal completed.
British Government buys the Elgin Marbles, taken from the Acropolis in Athens by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, and brought to England between 1803 and 1812. Their acquisition prompts support from Thomas Lawrence and Benjamin Robert Haydon and condemnation from Lord Byron.Slave rebellion fails in Barbados; four hundred slaves are executed.