9 of 10 portraits by Thomas Kerrich
by and published by Johann Gottlieb Facius, by and published by Georg Siegmund Facius, after Thomas Kerrich
stipple engraving, published 22 April 1811
15 3/4 in. x 11 7/8 in. (400 mm x 301 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1951
Sitterback to top
- Isaac Milner (1750-1820), Natural philosopher and Dean of Carlisle. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Georg Siegmund Facius (circa 1750-before 1814), Stipple engraver. Artist associated with 22 portraits.
- Johann Gottlieb Facius (1750-1802), Stipple engraver. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- Thomas Kerrich (1748-1828), Cambridge University Librarian, antiquary and draughtsman. Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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.