4 of 19 portraits by William Johnstone White
by Charles Theodosius Heath, published by William Johnstone White, after Sir William John Newton
engraving, published 1818
14 7/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (377 mm x 290 mm) plate size; 17 7/8 in. x 12 3/4 in. (455 mm x 325 mm) paper size
Sitterback to top
- Benjamin West (1738-1820), History painter and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter associated with 43 portraits, Artist associated with 39 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Charles Theodosius Heath (1785-1848), Landscape and figure engraver. Artist associated with 20 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir William John Newton (1785-1869), Artist. Artist associated with 25 portraits.
- 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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