King George III
20 of 32 portraits by James Fittler
King George III
by James Fittler, after Allan Ramsay
line engraving, published 1810
12 1/2 in. x 9 7/8 in. (317 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 15 in. x 11 1/2 in. (382 mm x 292 mm) paper size
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- King George III (1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820. Sitter associated with 193 portraits.
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Events of 1810back to top
Current affairsSerious 'Burdett and Liberty' riots break out in London in support of radical MP Sir Francis Burdett who had been arrested for denouncing the House of Common's decision to bar journalists from some debates.
Princess Amelia dies triggering renewed bout of illness in her father, George III.
Art and scienceSir Walter Scott publishes his chivalrous, medieval ballad, The Lady of the Lake, set on Loch Katrine in Perthshire.
Kennett and Avon Trunk Canal is completed.
First Savings Bank is set up by financier Henry Duncan.
InternationalMadame De Stael writes De l'Allemagne which portrays Germany as a model of Romantic nationalism for emerging revolutionary nations. It was banned by Napoleon but published in London to great acclaim.
Lisbon besieged. Wellington takes shelter behind the fortified lines of the Torres Vedras and the French army are forced to retreat.
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