1 portrait of Samuel Rogers
by Dominique Vivant Denon, Baron Denon
pencil, after 1817
8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (206 mm x 162 mm)
Given by Courtauld Institute, 1954
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Sitterback to top
- Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), Poet, banker and art connoisseur. Sitter in 23 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Dominique Vivant Denon, Baron Denon (1747-1825), Archaeologist, traveller and writer; Head of the Musée Napoléon (later Musée du Louvre: Paris: France). Artist associated with 3 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Events of 1817back to top
Current affairsPrincess Charlotte, only daughter of George, Prince Regent and Caroline of Brunswick, dies in childbirth, prompting widespread mourning.
Seditious Meetings Bill drives democratic societies underground.
Rising depression and discontent; Prince Regent's coach attacked at state opening of Parliament.
Art and scienceJohn Keats begins to write his epic poem Endymion on the Isle of Wight; a rite of passage as a professional poet after deserting his medical career.
John Constable exhibits Flatford Mill, one of his most famous naturalistic landscape paintings, at the Royal Academy
John Rennie's new Waterloo Bridge opens.
InternationalJournalist William Cobbett flees to America fearing prosecution. Already imprisoned for two years for seditious libel he grew more vehemently pro-reform on his release and reduced the price of his weekly periodical the Political Register to expand its circulation and influence to all classes.
James Monroe is elected President of the United States.