King George III
King George III
by E. Bocquet, published by Sherwood, Neely & Jones, after Allan Ramsay
stipple engraving, early 19th century
8 7/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (226 mm x 176 mm) paper size
Given by Derek Holdaway and William Castell, 2009
Sitterback to top
- King George III (1738-1820), Reigned 1760-1820. Sitter associated with 193 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- E. Bocquet (active 1806-1849), Engraver and miniature painter. Artist associated with 42 portraits.
- Allan Ramsay (1713-1784), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 120 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Sherwood, Neely & Jones (active 1806-1824), Print and book publishers. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Events of 1800back to top
Current affairsWidespread food riots after poor harvests of 1798-9. Theorist, Thomas Malthus, controversially argues that poverty and food shortages are an inevitable consequence of population growth, challenging assumptions that populousness was a sign of national prosperity and power. His thesis contributed forcefully to the debate over the existing Poor Law.
Art and scienceWilliam Wordsworth publishes his Preface to the Lyrical Ballads; a retrospective explanation of his experimental poems written with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It becomes one of the best-known manifestos of Romantic literature.
InternationalLord Castlereagh, Chief Secretary for Ireland, is the main architect of the Act of Union under which Ireland is merged with Great Britain and the Irish parliament is abolished.
British troops support successful uprising by Maltese against the French.
Napoleon is victorious against Austrians at Marengo and reconquers Italy.
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