by and published by William Henry Worthington, after George Henry Harlow
line engraving, published 1 May 1818
13 1/2 in. x 11 3/4 in. (342 mm x 298 mm) plate size; 22 7/8 in. x 17 1/4 in. (580 mm x 437 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1868
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- Thomas Stothard (1755-1834), Painter and illustrator. Sitter in 14 portraits, Artist associated with 34 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (15 Compton Street, Brunswick Square, London)
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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.