11 of 31 portraits matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Regency Ireland'
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by Peter Turnerelli
plaster cast of bust, 1812
22 in. (559 mm) high
Given by (William) Edward Hartpole Lecky, 1903
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- Peter Turnerelli (1774-1839), Sculptor. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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Grattan was known as 'the greatest of Irish orators'. As leader of the parliamentary 'patriot' group - who demanded independence from Westminster - he became a hero in the 1780s when he persuaded Britain to grant legislative powers over Ireland exclusively to the Dublin parliament. Unlike many of his colleagues, Grattan also favoured the creation of Catholic MPs but his efforts in this direction were overtaken by the more radical plans of the United Irishmen.
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Current affairsPrime 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.
Art and scienceActress 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.
InternationalUnited 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.