by Thomas Hodgetts, published by Merle & Son, after Thomas Stewardson
mezzotint, published 16 July 1821
20 1/2 in. x 12 1/8 in. (522 mm x 307 mm) plate size; 24 1/2 in. x 18 1/8 in. (622 mm x 461 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1951
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Hodgetts (circa 1781-1858), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
- Merle & Son (active 1783-1821), Frame maker, gilder and publisher. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Thomas Stewardson (1781-1859), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 25 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1821back to top
Current affairsGeorge IV is crowned at Westminster Abbey on 19 July and Queen Caroline is turned away from the ceremony. Two weeks later she dies reawakening popular sympathy for her cause. Riots break out at her funeral as the Government attempts to reroute the procession to avoid the popular reaction of the mob.
Art and scienceThomas De Quincey publishes Confessions of an English Opium Eater in the London Magazine. A creative commentary on his mental life, it gained instant notoriety.
The Manchester Guardian (later The Guardian) established.
Michael Faraday builds the first electric motor.
Revolts in Wallachia and Moldovia against the oppressive rule of the Ottoman Turks. The rebels appeal to Tsar Alexander I for help and the Greek War of Independence begins.
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