Katherine Sophia, Lady Heathcote

Katherine Sophia, Lady Heathcote, by John Samuel Agar, published by and after  Anne Mee (née Foldsone), published 1 February 1812 - NPG D35660 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Katherine Sophia, Lady Heathcote

by John Samuel Agar, published by and after Anne Mee (née Foldsone)
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1812
17 1/2 in. x 13 1/2 in. (443 mm x 342 mm) plate size; 18 7/8 in. x 14 7/8 in. (481 mm x 377 mm) paper size
Given by Dudley Ryder, 6th Earl of Harrowby, 1957
Reference Collection
NPG D35660

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  • John Samuel Agar (1773-1858), Engraver. Artist associated with 49 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Anne Mee (née Foldsone) (circa 1770-1851), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 26 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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  • NPG D21126: Katherine Sophia, Lady Heathcote (from same plate)

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Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated in the lobby of the House of Commons by a bankrupt named John Bellingham. A new administration is formed under Lord Liverpool.
The Toleration Act is passed giving greater freedom of worship to dissenters in order to ensure their political loyalty.

Art and science

Actress Sarah Siddons retires from the London stage. Her final appearance is as Lady Macbeth, the role that made her famous, but the performance has to end after the sleepwalking scene because of the fervour of the audience.
Building of Regent's Canal begins under John Rennie.


United States declares war on Britain over grievances arising from British naval conduct in the French wars. American plan for attack on Canada fails and British troops under Sir Edward Pakenham force surrender of Detroit.
Wellington defeats French at Salamanca and enters Madrid.
Napoleon leads France in disastrous Russian campaign.

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