6 of 7 portraits of George Vertue
by Maxim Gauci, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by Anthony Molteno, after George Vertue
lithograph, published December 1821 (1741)
10 5/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. (270 mm x 165 mm) paper size
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Sitterback to top
- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist associated with 862 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Maxim Gauci (1776-1854), Lithographer. Artist associated with 85 portraits.
- Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850), Lithographic draughtsman and printer. Artist associated with 106 portraits.
- Anthony Molteno (active 1783-1830), Printseller and bookseller. Artist associated with 22 portraits.
- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 862 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
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.