47 of 56 portraits of David Garrick
by William Skelton, published by Colnaghi & Co, after Robert Edge Pine
line engraving, published 1 November 1818 (1775-1780)
18 in. x 13 7/8 in. (458 mm x 352 mm) plate size; 19 3/4 in. x 14 3/4 in. (502 mm x 374 mm) paper size
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- David Garrick (1717-1779), Actor, playwright and theatre manager. Sitter associated with 56 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, London)
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Current affairsDeath of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.
Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.
Art and scienceMary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science.
Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.
InternationalStamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade.
Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.
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