8 of 19 portraits by William Johnstone White
by Robert William Sievier, published by William Johnstone White, after Alexander Chisholm, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 1 March 1822
13 7/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (352 mm x 289 mm) plate size; 19 1/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (485 mm x 337 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 252 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Alexander Chisholm (baptised 1792-1847), Portrait and historical painter. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
- Robert William Sievier (1794-1865), Engraver, sculptor and scientist. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
- William Johnstone White (circa 1780-1844), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 19 portraits.
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Events of 1822back to top
Current affairsLord Castlereagh (the Marquis of Londonderry) commits suicide after a blackmail campaign against him.
Tory cabinet joined by liberals George Canning and Robert Peel. Canning is appointed Foreign Secretary.
Art and scienceJohn Nash completes the remodelling of the King's villa, the Brighton Pavilion and begins plans for the new layout of Regent Street and Regent's Park.
The Caledonian Canal opens to link eastern to western Scotland.
The Sunday Times is founded.
InternationalDavid Wilkie exhibits celebrated Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Academy to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It proves so popular a rail has to be erected to protect it.
First major failure of the potato crop in Ireland. A large-scale public works programme is implemented to provide employment.
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