by John Shury, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
stipple and line engraving, circa 1812 (1786)
8 3/4 in. x 7 5/8 in. (224 mm x 195 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- John Hunter (1728-1793), Surgeon and anatomist. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
- John Shury (active 1812). Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- NPG 77: John Hunter (based on same portrait)
Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated in the lobby of the House of Commons by a bankrupt named John Bellingham. A new administration is formed under Lord Liverpool.The Toleration Act is passed giving greater freedom of worship to dissenters in order to ensure their political loyalty.
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Actress Sarah Siddons retires from the London stage. Her final appearance is as Lady Macbeth, the role that made her famous, but the performance has to end after the sleepwalking scene because of the fervour of the audience.Building of Regent's Canal begins under John Rennie.
United States declares war on Britain over grievances arising from British naval conduct in the French wars. American plan for attack on Canada fails and British troops under Sir Edward Pakenham force surrender of Detroit.Wellington defeats French at Salamanca and enters Madrid.Napoleon leads France in disastrous Russian campaign.