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Isabella Paton as the White Maid of Avenel

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Isabella Paton as the White Maid of Avenel, by G.F. Storm, published by  Martin Colnaghi, and published by  Rudolph Ackermann, after  Frederick Meyer, published 3 November 1827 - NPG D39563 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Isabella Paton as the White Maid of Avenel

by G.F. Storm, published by Martin Colnaghi, and published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Frederick Meyer
stipple engraving, published 3 November 1827
15 in. x 11 in. (381 mm x 279 mm) plate size; 16 in. x 12 3/8 in. (406 mm x 313 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D39563

Sitterback to top

  • Isabella Paton (active 1827), Singer; sister of Mary Ann Paton. Sitter in 2 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), Publisher. Artist associated with 94 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Martin Colnaghi (circa 1792-1851), Printseller. Artist associated with 38 portraits.
  • Frederick Meyer (born 1807), Artist. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
  • G.F. Storm (active mid 19th century), Engraver. Artist associated with 7 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D39562: Isabella Paton as the White Maid of Avenel (from same plate)

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Events of 1827back to top

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Lord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.

Art and science

University College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.


Britain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino.
Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.

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