by Samuel Freeman, and by Matthew Dubourg, published by Edward Orme, after Denis Brownell Murphy
stipple engraving, published 28 April 1814
11 3/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (288 mm x 200 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. (449 mm x 303 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- Matthew Dubourg (active 1786-1838). Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- Samuel Freeman (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 80 portraits.
- Denis Brownell Murphy (1763-1842), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
- Edward Orme (1775-1848), Engraver, printseller and property developer. Artist associated with 36 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1814back to top
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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