by William Ward, published by William Johnstone White, after Thomas Stewardson
mezzotint, published 28 March 1822
15 1/8 in. x 10 5/8 in. (385 mm x 270 mm) plate size; 19 5/8 in. x 14 5/8 in. (498 mm x 370 mm) paper size
Given by Westminster Public Library
Sitterback to top
- Godfrey Sykes (died 1829), Solicitor to the Board of Stamps. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Stewardson (1781-1859), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 25 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- William Ward (1766-1826), Engraver; father of William James Ward. Artist associated with 167 portraits.
- William Johnstone White (circa 1780-1844), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 19 portraits.
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Events of 1822back to top
Current affairsLord Castlereagh (the Marquis of Londonderry) commits suicide after a blackmail campaign against him.
Tory cabinet joined by liberals George Canning and Robert Peel. Canning is appointed Foreign Secretary.
Art and scienceJohn Nash completes the remodelling of the King's villa, the Brighton Pavilion and begins plans for the new layout of Regent Street and Regent's Park.
The Caledonian Canal opens to link eastern to western Scotland.
The Sunday Times is founded.
InternationalDavid Wilkie exhibits celebrated Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Academy to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It proves so popular a rail has to be erected to protect it.
First major failure of the potato crop in Ireland. A large-scale public works programme is implemented to provide employment.
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