Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, by Henry Meyer, published by  Robert Cribb, after  John Hoppner, published 14 April 1808 - NPG D37372 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool

by Henry Meyer, published by Robert Cribb, after John Hoppner
mezzotint, published 14 April 1808
13 7/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (352 mm x 248 mm) plate size; 15 1/4 in. x 11 5/8 in. (387 mm x 296 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D37372

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  • Robert Cribb (1755-1827), Framemaker, carver, gilder, printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 22 portraits.
  • John Hoppner (1758-1810), Painter. Artist associated with 214 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
  • Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 280 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D19279: Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (from same plate)
  • NPG D19293: Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (from same plate)
  • NPG D3596: Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (from same plate)
  • NPG D15706: Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (from same plate)

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Current affairs

The '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 science

Sculptor John Flaxman begins Nelson memorial for St Paul's.
Richard Trevithick demonstrates model railway travelling at 12 mph.

International

After 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.

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