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Charles Mayne Young

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Charles Mayne Young, by Charles Turner, after  George Henry Harlow, published 1809 - NPG D8856 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Charles Mayne Young

by Charles Turner, after George Henry Harlow
mezzotint, published 1809
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D8856


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Artistsback to top

  • George Henry Harlow (1787-1819), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 80 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
  • Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D4965: Charles Mayne Young (from same plate)

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Events of 1809back to top

Current affairs

Duke of Portland resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Spencer Perceval. Motion for parliamentary reform is defeated in the House of Commons. Notorious duel between George Canning and Viscount Castlereagh over strategic failures against Napoleon.

Art and science

Maria Edgeworth publishes Tales of Fashionable Life, a popular and perceptive series of stories exploring Anglo-Irish society after the Union. Robert Smirke completes the New Covent Garden Theatre after fire. 'Old Price' theatre riots quickly break out against rising cost of admission. Pall Mall in London is lit by gas for the first time.

International

British army lands in Lisbon and defeats the French at Talavera. Arthur Wellesley is created Viscount Wellington as a result of this victory. Walcheren expedition led by General Chatham, which aimed to take Antwerp, fails amidst allegations of military corruption and carnage. James Madison is elected President of the United States.

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