by James Godby, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after Alexander Pope
stipple engraving, published 11 February 1811
14 7/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (377 mm x 328 mm) plate size; 15 7/8 in. x 13 3/8 in. (402 mm x 341 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- George Ponsonby (1755-1817), Lord Chancellor of Ireland. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
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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.
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