10 of 10 portraits by Thomas Kerrich
by and published by Charles Turner, after Thomas Kerrich
mezzotint, published 12 April 1818
14 in. x 10 in. (355 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 17 1/4 in. x 12 1/2 in. (438 mm x 316 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- William Pearce (1744-1820), Dean of Ely and Master of Jesus College, Cambridge. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square, London)
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.