7 of 7 portraits by Thomas Gaugain
by Thomas Gaugain, published by G. Tunnicliff, after Thomas Barber
stipple engraving, published 15 November 1809
14 5/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (371 mm x 288 mm) plate size; 16 1/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. (411 mm x 321 mm) paper size
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- Edward Disbrowe (1754-1818), Politician; MP for Windsor and Vice-Chamberlain to Queen Charlotte. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, Nottinghamshire (Repository of Arts, Nottingham)
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Current affairsDuke of Portland resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Spencer Perceval.
Motion for parliamentary reform is defeated in the House of Commons.
Notorious duel between George Canning and Viscount Castlereagh over strategic failures against Napoleon.
Art and scienceMaria Edgeworth publishes Tales of Fashionable Life, a popular and perceptive series of stories exploring Anglo-Irish society after the Union.
Robert Smirke completes the New Covent Garden Theatre after fire. 'Old Price' theatre riots quickly break out against rising cost of admission.
Pall Mall in London is lit by gas for the first time.
InternationalBritish army lands in Lisbon and defeats the French at Talavera. Arthur Wellesley is created Viscount Wellington as a result of this victory.
Walcheren expedition led by General Chatham, which aimed to take Antwerp, fails amidst allegations of military corruption and carnage.
James Madison is elected President of the United States.
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