Frederick William III, King of Prussia
by Henry Meyer, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after F. Bolt Click on the links below to find out more
stipple and line engraving, published 16 July 1814
11 3/4 in. x 8 7/8 in. (300 mm x 227 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), Publisher. Artist associated with 51 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- F. Bolt (active 1796). Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.
- NPG D18760: Frederick William III, King of Prussia (from same plate)
Princess Caroline leaves England for a lengthy series of travels in Europe and the Middle East. Scandalous gossip promptly surrounds her relationship with her Italian valet, Count Bartholomew Bergami.George, Prince Regent, hosts a visit of the victorious allies to England with spectacular celebrations and fireworks at Carlton House.
Art and science
John Soane completes the construction of Dulwich Picture Gallery.First steam printing machine in the world is used to publish The Times
.New Royal Mint opens at Tower Hill with improved precision machinery.Grand Western Canal completed from Loudwell to Tiverton.
Paris falls under allied attack; Napoleon sent into exile on Elba.Force of British veterans lands at Chesapeake Bay, defeats Americans at Bladensburg and burns parts of Washington DC.Peace treaty signed with Americans in Ghent. General Pakenham is killed leading attack on New Orleans before news of the peace reaches America.