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Richard Bingham

21 of 25 portraits by Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland

Richard Bingham, by John Young, published by and after  Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland, published July 1811 - NPG D31785 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Richard Bingham

by John Young, published by and after Charles (Cantelowe, Cantlo) Bestland
mezzotint, published July 1811
18 3/4 in. x 13 1/8 in. (476 mm x 333 mm) plate size; 26 7/8 in. x 19 7/8 in. (682 mm x 506 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1908
Reference Collection
NPG D31785

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  • Richard Bingham (1750-1823), Colonel of the Dorsetshire Militia. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

George 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 science

John 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.

International

Battle of Albuera; British invade French-held Badajoz in Spain under William Carr Beresford and are victorious over Marshal Soult.
Java captured.

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