2 of 10 portraits of Leigh Hunt
- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Thomas Charles Wageman
8 1/4 in. x 6 1/2 in. (210 mm x 165 mm)
Given by members of the Gigliucci family, 1966
Sitterback to top
- James Henry Leigh Hunt (1784-1859), Poet, essayist and critic. Sitter associated with 11 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1863), Painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Artist associated with 263 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 181
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 321
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 268
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- William Hazlitt's Spirit of the Age (20 May 2003 - 2 November 2003)
Events of 1815back to top
Current affairsJohn and James Leigh Hunt are released from prison after a two year sentence for slandering the Prince of Wales in their outspoken, radical periodical the Examiner.
Corn Laws are introduced to protect against the collapse in prices which would inevitably follow peace with France, prompting riots in London.
Art and scienceHumphry Davy invents the miners' safety lamp though its reception is clouded by William Clanny and George Stephenson who present rival models in the same year.
British Institution arranges first in innovative series of Old Master exhibitions
provoking virulent attack on its patrons for neglecting contemporary art.
InternationalNapoleon returns to France from exile in Elba and resumes power until his abdication on 22 June; a period known as the 'Hundred Days'.
Battle of Waterloo concludes the Anglo-French struggle that had lasted more than a century. Peace of Vienna establishes Britain's global political, economic and imperial dominance which lasts for the next hundred years.