by Edward Scriven, published by and after Joseph Allen
stipple engraving, published 1811
20 in. x 14 1/2 in. (508 mm x 368 mm) plate size; 27 in. x 20 in. (687 mm x 507 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
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- Thomas Barnes (1747-1810), Presbyterian minister and reformer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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Events of 1811back to top
Current affairsGeorge III's insanity is finally publicly admitted amidst arguments in Parliament over the credibility of his doctors. George, Prince of Wales is appointed Regent despite doubts over his capacity to rule effectively. This prompts the Prince's final split with the Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, his clandestine wife
Art and scienceJohn Loudon McAdam presents his new road surfacing technique to Parliament.
Jane Austen publishes Sense and Sensibility.
Sculptor Francis Leggatt Chantrey exhibits at the Royal Academy for the first time with a celebrated bust of the radical John Horne Tooke.
InternationalBattle of Albuera; British invade French-held Badajoz in Spain under William Carr Beresford and are victorious over Marshal Soult.
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