'Board of Trade'
'Board of Trade'
by Thomas Sunderland, published by Rudolph Ackermann, after Thomas Rowlandson, and after Auguste Charles Pugin
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1 October 1809
9 3/8 in. x 10 3/4 in. (237 mm x 274 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann, 2018
Artistsback to top
- Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), Publisher. Artist associated with 95 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Auguste Charles Pugin (1768 or 1769-1832), Artist and architectural draughtsman; father of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827), Satirical draughtsman. Artist associated with 29 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
- Thomas Sunderland (1744-1828), Engraver. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Events of 1809back to top
Current affairsDuke of Portland resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Spencer Perceval.
Motion for parliamentary reform is defeated in the House of Commons.
Notorious duel between George Canning and Viscount Castlereagh over strategic failures against Napoleon.
Art and scienceMaria Edgeworth publishes Tales of Fashionable Life, a popular and perceptive series of stories exploring Anglo-Irish society after the Union.
Robert Smirke completes the New Covent Garden Theatre after fire. 'Old Price' theatre riots quickly break out against rising cost of admission.
Pall Mall in London is lit by gas for the first time.
InternationalBritish army lands in Lisbon and defeats the French at Talavera. Arthur Wellesley is created Viscount Wellington as a result of this victory.
Walcheren expedition led by General Chatham, which aimed to take Antwerp, fails amidst allegations of military corruption and carnage.
James Madison is elected President of the United States.
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