William Howley

1 portrait of William Howley

William Howley

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after William Owen
mezzotint, published February 1818
13 1/8 in. x 9 in. (334 mm x 230 mm) plate size; 13 3/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (351 mm x 247 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D19685


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  • William Howley (1766-1848), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 24 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • William Owen (1769-1825), Painter. Artist associated with 97 portraits.
  • Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 628 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Current affairs

Death of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761. Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.

Art and science

Mary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science. Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.

International

Stamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade. Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.

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