- Extended Catalogue Entry
by John Hazlitt
oil on canvas, circa 1818
29 1/4 in. x 24 1/4 in. (743 mm x 616 mm)
Given by Samuel Sharwood, 1860
Artistback to top
- John Hazlitt (1767-1837), Portrait painter and miniaturist; brother of William Hazlitt. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 361
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 306
Events of 1818back to top
Current affairsDeath of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.
Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.
Art and scienceMary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science.
Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.
InternationalStamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade.
Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.