Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour
Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour
by Thomas Cheesman, published by Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Hilton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1818
14 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in. (375 mm x 266 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (440 mm x 300 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour (1509?-1549), Lord High Admiral; brother of 1st Duke of Somerset. Sitter in 6 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Cheesman (1760-circa 1834), Engraver. Artist associated with 20 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- William Hilton (1786-1839), History painter. Artist associated with 61 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543), Painter, printmaker and designer; son of Hans Holbein the Elder. Artist associated with 308 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
- Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor & Jones (active 1818-1820), Publishers. Artist associated with 48 portraits.
- Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown (active 1815-1820), Publishers. Artist associated with 98 portraits.
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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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