8 of 76 portraits by Thomas Hodgetts
by Thomas Hodgetts, published for William Richard Beckford Miller, after Thomas Cook, after Sir John Fenn
mezzotint, published December 1811
21 7/8 in. x 15 in. (555 mm x 381 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Cook (1744 or 1745?-1818), Printmaker. Artist associated with 36 portraits.
- Sir John Fenn (1739-1794), Antiquary. Artist associated with 1 portrait, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Thomas Hodgetts (circa 1781-1858), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
- William Richard Beckford Miller (1769-1844), Publisher. Artist associated with 8 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1811back to top
Current affairsGeorge III's insanity is finally publicly admitted amidst arguments in Parliament over the credibility of his doctors. George, Prince of Wales is appointed Regent despite doubts over his capacity to rule effectively. This prompts the Prince's final split with the Catholic Mrs Fitzherbert, his clandestine wife
Art and scienceJohn Loudon McAdam presents his new road surfacing technique to Parliament.
Jane Austen publishes Sense and Sensibility.
Sculptor Francis Leggatt Chantrey exhibits at the Royal Academy for the first time with a celebrated bust of the radical John Horne Tooke.
InternationalBattle of Albuera; British invade French-held Badajoz in Spain under William Carr Beresford and are victorious over Marshal Soult.
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