George Pitt, 2nd Baron Rivers

1 portrait by Jacques-Laurent Agasse

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George Pitt, 2nd Baron Rivers

by John Porter, published by Martin Colnaghi, after Jacques-Laurent Agasse
mezzotint, published 9 May 1827
19 3/8 in. x 14 5/8 in. (492 mm x 370 mm) plate size; 21 3/8 in. x 16 3/8 in. (544 mm x 416 mm) paper size
Acquired, 1964
Reference Collection
NPG D39776

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  • Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767-1849), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Martin Colnaghi (circa 1792-1851), Printseller. Artist or producer associated with 38 portraits.
  • John Porter (active 1820-1850), Mezzotint engraver. Artist or producer associated with 19 portraits.

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Current affairs

Lord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.

Art and science

University College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.


Britain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino.
Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.

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