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John Wilson Croker

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John Wilson Croker, by Henry Meyer, published by  Thomas Cadell the Elder, after  John Wright, after  William Owen, published 16 August 1822 - NPG D15733 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Wilson Croker

by Henry Meyer, published by Thomas Cadell the Elder, after John Wright, after William Owen
stipple engraving, published 16 August 1822
14 1/2 in. x 10 7/8 in. (368 mm x 277 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D15733


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  • John Wilson Croker (1780-1857), Essayist and politician, Secretary to the Admiralty and MP for several constituencies. Sitter in 18 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Thomas Cadell the Elder (1742-1802), Publisher and bookseller. Artist associated with 20 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.
  • William Owen (1769-1825), Painter. Artist associated with 97 portraits.
  • John Wright (circa 1745-1820), Engraver and miniaturist. Artist associated with 33 portraits.

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  • NPG 355: John Wilson Croker (after)

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Current affairs

Lord Castlereagh (the Marquis of Londonderry) commits suicide after a blackmail campaign against him. Tory cabinet joined by liberals George Canning and Robert Peel. Canning is appointed Foreign Secretary.

Art and science

John Nash completes the remodelling of the King's villa, the Brighton Pavilion and begins plans for the new layout of Regent Street and Regent's Park. The Caledonian Canal opens to link eastern to western Scotland. The Sunday Times is founded.

International

David Wilkie exhibits celebrated Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Academy to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It proves so popular a rail has to be erected to protect it. First major failure of the potato crop in Ireland. A large-scale public works programme is implemented to provide employment.

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