George and the Dragon
17 of 32 portraits of John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland
George and the Dragon
by Henry Heath, published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 29 April 1827
9 3/4 in. x 13 5/8 in. (249 mm x 345 mm) plate size; 11 7/8 in. x 18 3/8 in. (303 mm x 467 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann, 2015
Artistsback to top
Sittersback to top
- Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst (1762-1834), Statesman. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
- Nicholas Vansittart, Baron Bexley (1766-1851), Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sitter in 26 portraits.
- George Canning (1770-1827), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 62 portraits. Identify
- John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), Lord Chancellor. Sitter in 142 portraits. Identify
- Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville (1771-1851), Statesman. Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
- Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt (1788-1850), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 323 portraits.
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 640 portraits. Identify
- John Fane, 10th Earl of Westmorland (1759-1841), Politician; Lord Privy Seal. Sitter associated with 32 portraits.
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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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