Elizabeth Ball (or Balls)

1 portrait by Askew & Co

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Elizabeth Ball (or Balls)

by J. Deare, printed by Askew & Co
lithograph, 1820s
10 7/8 in. x 14 3/4 in. (277 mm x 376 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D49657

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  • Askew & Co (active 1820s-1830s), Printer and publisher. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • J. Deare (Active early 19th century), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.

Events of 1820back to top

Current affairs

George III dies at Windsor Castle on 29 January and George IV ascends to the throne.
'Trial of Queen Caroline' in the House of Lords; Parliament drops the Bill which was to legitimise a divorce between Caroline and George IV.
Cato Street Conspiracy to assassinate the cabinet discovered. Arthur Thistlewood and fellow conspirators are hanged.

Art and science

Sir Thomas Lawrence becomes President of the Royal Academy.
Astronomical Society is set up by John Herschel and Charles Babbage.
First iron steamship is launched.

International

Actor, Edmund Kean goes on a successful tour of America after making his name at the Drury Lane Theatre.
Revolutions begin in Spain, Portugal and Naples.
The famous ancient Greek statue of the Venus de Milo is rediscovered on the Island of Melos and purchased by the Louvre in Paris.

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