by William Thomas Fry, published by Charles Turner, published by George Humphrey, after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 16 March 1818
13 3/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (339 mm x 276 mm) plate size; 18 7/8 in. x 13 3/8 in. (481 mm x 340 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1908
Sitterback to top
- Abraham Thornton (circa 1793-1860), Bricklayer and accused murderer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- William Thomas Fry (1789-1843), Engraver. Artist associated with 62 portraits.
- George Humphrey (active 1783-1831), Publisher and printseller; nephew of Hannah Humphrey. Artist associated with 72 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 619 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Unknown artist. Artist associated with 6571 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (50 Warren Street, Fitzroy Square, London; 27 St James's Street, 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.
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