© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir John Leslie
by John Kay Click on the links below to find out more
6 1/2 in. x 4 1/8 in. (164 mm x 104 mm) plate size; 9 1/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. (236 mm x 170 mm) paper size
- Sir John Leslie (1766-1832), Scientist and mathematician. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- John Kay (1742-1826), Miniature painter and caricaturist. Artist associated with 287 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
Princess 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 science
John 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 AcademyJohn Rennie's new Waterloo Bridge opens.
Journalist 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.