by Samuel William Reynolds, published by John Girtin, after John Opie
mezzotint, published 1814 (circa 1800)
14 7/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (379 mm x 259 mm) plate size; 20 in. x 13 5/8 in. (508 mm x 345 mm) paper size
Given by Mr F.W.B. Maufe and Mrs G.B. Lane, 1950
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Girtin (1775-1802), Watercolour painter. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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- John Girtin (circa 1780-after 1820), Engraver and printer; brother of Thomas Girtin. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- John Opie (1761-1807), Portrait and history painter. Artist associated with 148 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 629 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (25 Old Compton Street, 3 doors from Princes Street, Soho, London)
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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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