Sir George Hayter
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Sir George Hayter
by Sir George Hayter
pen and ink and watercolour, 1821
9 1/2 in. x 5 1/4 in. (242 mm x 133 mm)
Given by Iolo Aneurin Williams, 1940
Sitterback to top
- Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter. Sitter associated with 16 portraits, Artist associated with 198 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter. Artist associated with 198 portraits, Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
This portraitback to top
George Hayter was the son of the successful miniature painter Charles Hayter. He began his own career as a miniaturist, producing what William Hazlitt was later to describe as 'resplendent miniatures, perfect mirrors of the highest heaven of beauty'. In 1815 Hayter was appointed Painter in Miniature and Portrait Painter to Princess Charlotte and he later produced the two large group portraits The House of Lords, 1820, The Trial of Queen Caroline and The House of Commons, 1833. Given by Iolo A. Williams, 1940.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Rogers, Malcolm, Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, 1993 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 5 August to 23 October 1994), p. 97
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 291
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- The House of Lords and the House of Commons (1 July 2000 - 1 January 2001)
Events of 1821back to top
Current affairsGeorge IV is crowned at Westminster Abbey on 19 July and Queen Caroline is turned away from the ceremony. Two weeks later she dies reawakening popular sympathy for her cause. Riots break out at her funeral as the Government attempts to reroute the procession to avoid the popular reaction of the mob.
Art and scienceThomas De Quincey publishes Confessions of an English Opium Eater in the London Magazine. A creative commentary on his mental life, it gained instant notoriety.
The Manchester Guardian (later The Guardian) established.
Michael Faraday builds the first electric motor.
Revolts in Wallachia and Moldovia against the oppressive rule of the Ottoman Turks. The rebels appeal to Tsar Alexander I for help and the Greek War of Independence begins.