Loaves and Fishes
21 of 23 portraits by Charles Williams
Loaves and Fishes
by Charles Williams, published by Samuel Knight (Knights)
hand-coloured etching, published 3 May 1827
9 5/8 in. x 13 3/4 in. (244 mm x 349 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann, 2018
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Sittersback to top
- James Scarlett, 1st Baron Abinger (1769-1844), Chief Baron of the Exchequer. Sitter associated with 39 portraits. Identify
- Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux (1778-1868), Lord Chancellor. Sitter associated with 280 portraits. Identify
- Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt (1770-1844), Parliamentary reformer. Sitter associated with 135 portraits. Identify
- 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
- Joseph Hume (1777-1855), Doctor and politician; MP for Aberdeen Burghs, Middlesex and Montrose Burghs. Sitter associated with 75 portraits. Identify
- Sir John Leach (1760-1834), Master of the Rolls. Sitter in 5 portraits. Identify
- John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst (1772-1863), Lord Chancellor and politician; son of the painter John Singleton Copley. Sitter associated with 131 portraits. Identify
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 640 portraits. Identify
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Sweetings Alley, Royal Exchange, London)
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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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