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'James I and his royal progeny'

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'James I and his royal progeny'

by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Willem de Passe
mezzotint, published 1814
13 3/8 in. x 17 3/8 in. (340 mm x 442 mm) plate size; 16 7/8 in. x 23 3/8 in. (430 mm x 594 mm) paper size
Acquired, 1866
Reference Collection
NPG D34878

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  • Willem de Passe (1597 or 1598-1636 or 1637), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 175 portraits.
  • Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 634 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Samuel Woodburn (1786-1853), Picture dealer. Artist or producer associated with 142 portraits.

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  • NPG D9808: 'James I and his royal progeny' (from same plate)
  • NPG D25692: 'James I and his royal progeny' (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Princess 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 science

John 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.

International

Paris 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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