probably by Charles Williams, published by William Naunton Jones
hand-coloured etching, published 1 March 1814
8 1/4 in. x 20 1/4 in. (209 mm x 513 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann, 2015
Artistsback to top
Sittersback to top
- Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (1796-1817), Daughter of George IV. Sitter associated with 49 portraits.
- Charlotte, Lady Douglas (active 1806), Wife of Sir John Douglas; witness against the Princess of Wales in the 'Delicate Investigation'. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Sir John Douglas (active 1800-died 1814), Soldier; witness against the Princess of Wales in the 'delicate investigation' of 1806. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), Lord Chancellor. Sitter in 117 portraits.
- Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough (1750-1818), Lord Chief Justice. Sitter in 20 portraits.
- King George IV (1762-1830), Regent 1811-19; Reigned 1820-30. Sitter associated with 232 portraits.
- Joséphine Bonaparte (née Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de la Pagerie, formerly de Beauharnais) (1763-1814), Empress consort of Napoléon Bonaparte. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816), Dramatist and parliamentary orator. Sitter associated with 167 portraits.
- Robert Southey (1774-1843), Poet Laureate. Sitter in 18 portraits.
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 509 portraits.
- Samuel Whitbread (1764-1815), Politician and brewer; son of brewer Samuel Whitbread. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
- William II of Holland (1792-1849), King of Holland, reigned 1840-49. Sitter in 10 portraits.
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Events of 1814back to top
Current affairsPrincess Caroline leaves England for a lengthy series of travels in Europe and the Middle East. Scandalous gossip promptly surrounds her relationship with her Italian valet, Count Bartholomew Bergami.
George, Prince Regent, hosts a visit of the victorious allies to England with spectacular celebrations and fireworks at Carlton House.
Art and scienceJohn Soane completes the construction of Dulwich Picture Gallery.
First steam printing machine in the world is used to publish The Times.
New Royal Mint opens at Tower Hill with improved precision machinery.
Grand Western Canal completed from Loudwell to Tiverton.
InternationalParis falls under allied attack; Napoleon sent into exile on Elba.
Force of British veterans lands at Chesapeake Bay, defeats Americans at Bladensburg and burns parts of Washington DC.
Peace treaty signed with Americans in Ghent. General Pakenham is killed leading attack on New Orleans before news of the peace reaches America.