13 of 263 portraits by Thomas Charles Wageman
by Thomas Charles Wageman, published by I. Clark, after Samuel De Wilde
etching, published 1 May 1808
16 in. x 9 5/8 in. (405 mm x 244 mm) plate size; 23 5/8 in. x 17 3/8 in. (599 mm x 440 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1908
Artistsback to top
- I. Clark (active 1808), Publisher. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Samuel De Wilde (baptised 1751-1832), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 60 portraits.
- Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1863), Painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Artist associated with 263 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Church Passage, New Compton Street, London)
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Events of 1808back to top
Current affairsThe 'Mary Anne Clarke affair' erupts in which Clarke, mistress of Frederick, Duke of York, was said to have used her influence with him to run a military promotions racket. Championed by radical government opponents, it ends in the Duke's resignation as Commander-in-Chief of the army.
Art and scienceSculptor John Flaxman begins Nelson memorial for St Paul's.
Richard Trevithick demonstrates model railway travelling at 12 mph.
InternationalAfter taking Portugal, Napoleon invades Spain, deposes the Spanish Bourbon monarchy and appoints his brother Joseph as the new King. The
Peninsular War then begins under Sir John Moore and Arthur Wellesley, later Duke of Wellington, aiming to protect Portugal and exploit Iberian hatred of French tyranny.