by Robert William Sievier, published by William Johnstone White, after Moses Haughton the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1 December 1817
14 in. x 11 1/8 in. (355 mm x 284 mm) plate size; 16 1/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. (410 mm x 320 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- William Shepherd (1768-1847), Unitarian minister and political reformer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Moses Haughton the Younger (1773-1849), Miniature painter and engraver. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- Robert William Sievier (1794-1865), Engraver, sculptor and scientist. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
- William Johnstone White (circa 1780-1844), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 19 portraits.
Events of 1817back to top
Current affairsPrincess Charlotte, only daughter of George, Prince Regent and Caroline of Brunswick, dies in childbirth, prompting widespread mourning.
Seditious Meetings Bill drives democratic societies underground.
Rising depression and discontent; Prince Regent's coach attacked at state opening of Parliament.
Art and scienceJohn Keats begins to write his epic poem Endymion on the Isle of Wight; a rite of passage as a professional poet after deserting his medical career.
John Constable exhibits Flatford Mill, one of his most famous naturalistic landscape paintings, at the Royal Academy
John Rennie's new Waterloo Bridge opens.
InternationalJournalist William Cobbett flees to America fearing prosecution. Already imprisoned for two years for seditious libel he grew more vehemently pro-reform on his release and reduced the price of his weekly periodical the Political Register to expand its circulation and influence to all classes.
James Monroe is elected President of the United States.
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