by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published May 1821
13 3/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (340 mm x 265 mm) plate size; 16 3/4 in. x 12 1/8 in. (424 mm x 308 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann, 2018
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- Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury (1780-1845), Speaker of the House of Commons. Sitter associated with 22 portraits. Identify
- John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), Lord Chancellor. Sitter in 142 portraits. Identify
- Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763-1827), Commander-in-Chief of the Army; son of George III. Sitter associated with 73 portraits. Identify
- Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770-1828), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 59 portraits. Identify
- Robert Stewart, 2nd Marquess of Londonderry (Lord Castlereagh) (1769-1822), Statesman. Sitter associated with 56 portraits. Identify
- Charles Manners-Sutton (1755-1828), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter in 10 portraits. Identify
- Pope Pius VII (Luigi Barnaba Chiaramonti) (1740-1823), Pope 1800-23. Sitter in 7 portraits. Identify
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 640 portraits. Identify
- William Wilberforce (1759-1833), Philanthropist and reformer. Sitter associated with 33 portraits. Identify
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Events of 1821back to top
Current affairsGeorge IV is crowned at Westminster Abbey on 19 July and Queen Caroline is turned away from the ceremony. Two weeks later she dies reawakening popular sympathy for her cause. Riots break out at her funeral as the Government attempts to reroute the procession to avoid the popular reaction of the mob.
Art and scienceThomas De Quincey publishes Confessions of an English Opium Eater in the London Magazine. A creative commentary on his mental life, it gained instant notoriety.
The Manchester Guardian (later The Guardian) established.
Michael Faraday builds the first electric motor.
Revolts in Wallachia and Moldovia against the oppressive rule of the Ottoman Turks. The rebels appeal to Tsar Alexander I for help and the Greek War of Independence begins.
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