© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Murray, 4th Duke of Atholl
by Charles Knight, after John Hoppner Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1811
(527 mm x 379 mm)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John Hoppner (1758-1810), Painter. Artist associated with 213 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Charles Knight (1742 or 1743-in or after 1826), Stipple engraver. Artist associated with 35 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.