Sir William Herschel
Sir William Herschel
by James Godby, published by Colnaghi & Co, published by and after Friedrich Rehberg
stipple engraving, published 1 November 1814 (1814)
12 5/8 in. x 9 in. (320 mm x 230 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
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- Hart-Davis, Adam, Chain Reactions, 2000, p. 66
- Holmes, Richard, The Romantic Poets and Their Circle, 2013, p. 87
- Holmes, Richard, Insights: The Romantic Poets and Their Circle, 2005, p. 71
- Jordanova, Ludmilla, Defining Features: Scientific and Medical Portraits 1660-2000, 2000 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 April to 17 September 2000), p. 111
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Current affairsPrincess Caroline leaves England for a lengthy series of travels in Europe and the Middle East. Scandalous gossip promptly surrounds her relationship with her Italian valet, Count Bartholomew Bergami.
George, Prince Regent, hosts a visit of the victorious allies to England with spectacular celebrations and fireworks at Carlton House.
Art and scienceJohn Soane completes the construction of Dulwich Picture Gallery.
First steam printing machine in the world is used to publish The Times.
New Royal Mint opens at Tower Hill with improved precision machinery.
Grand Western Canal completed from Loudwell to Tiverton.
InternationalParis falls under allied attack; Napoleon sent into exile on Elba.
Force of British veterans lands at Chesapeake Bay, defeats Americans at Bladensburg and burns parts of Washington DC.
Peace treaty signed with Americans in Ghent. General Pakenham is killed leading attack on New Orleans before news of the peace reaches America.
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