by Henry Edward Dawe, published by William Johnstone White, after (Rebecca) Maria Ann ('Mary') Spilsbury (later Taylor)
mezzotint, published after 1818
16 in. x 10 in. (405 mm x 253 mm) plate size; 16 1/2 in. x 11 1/8 in. (418 mm x 283 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- Henry Edward Dawe (1790-1848), Painter and printmaker. Artist associated with 61 portraits.
- (Rebecca) Maria Ann ('Mary') Spilsbury (later Taylor) (1777-1820), Painter. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- William Johnstone White (circa 1780-1844), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 19 portraits.
Events of 1818back to top
Current affairsDeath of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.
Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.
Art and scienceMary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science.
Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.
InternationalStamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade.
Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.
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