by John Rogers, published by George Virtue, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1827
2 7/8 in. x 2 1/8 in. (74 mm x 55 mm) paper size
Given by Bonnie and Robert Meech, 2010
Artistsback to top
- John Rogers (circa 1808-circa 1888), Engraver. Artist associated with 26 portraits.
- George Virtue (1794-1868), Publisher. Artist associated with 28 portraits.
- Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1863), Painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Artist associated with 263 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
Events of 1827back to top
Current affairsLord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.
Art and scienceUniversity College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.
InternationalBritain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino.
Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.
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