1 of 3 portraits of Alexander Waugh
by Thomas Wright, published by Francis Westley, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1820
8 5/8 in. x 6 3/4 in. (220 mm x 173 mm) paper size
Given by Bonnie and Robert Meech, 2010
Sitterback to top
- Alexander Waugh (1754-1827), United Secession minister. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1863), Painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Artist or producer associated with 263 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
- Francis Westley (active 1820-1828), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.
- Thomas Wright (1792-1849), Painter and engraver. Artist or producer associated with 44 portraits.
Events of 1820back to top
Current affairsGeorge III dies at Windsor Castle on 29 January and George IV ascends to the throne.
'Trial of Queen Caroline' in the House of Lords; Parliament drops the Bill which was to legitimise a divorce between Caroline and George IV.
Cato Street Conspiracy to assassinate the cabinet discovered. Arthur Thistlewood and fellow conspirators are hung.
Art and scienceSir Thomas Lawrence becomes President of the Royal Academy.
Astronomical Society is set up by John Herschel and Charles Babbage.
First iron steamship is launched.
InternationalActor, Edmund Kean goes on a successful tour of America after making his name at the Drury Lane Theatre.
Revolutions begin in Spain, Portugal and Naples.
The famous ancient Greek statue of the Venus de Milo is rediscovered on the Island of Melos and purchased by the Louvre in Paris.
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