Philip John Miles

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Philip John Miles

by John Young
mezzotint, 1822
6 7/8 in. x 5 in. (174 mm x 128 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D3657

Sitterback to top

  • Philip John Miles (1774-1845), Conservative politician; MP for Bristol and Corfe Castle. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • John Young (1755-1825), Mezzotint engraver. Artist or producer associated with 56 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Events of 1822back to top

Current affairs

Lord Castlereagh (the Marquis of Londonderry) commits suicide after a blackmail campaign against him.
Tory cabinet joined by liberals George Canning and Robert Peel. Canning is appointed Foreign Secretary.

Art and science

John Nash completes the remodelling of the King's villa, the Brighton Pavilion and begins plans for the new layout of Regent Street and Regent's Park.
The Caledonian Canal opens to link eastern to western Scotland.
The Sunday Times is founded.

International

David Wilkie exhibits celebrated Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Academy to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It proves so popular a rail has to be erected to protect it.
First major failure of the potato crop in Ireland. A large-scale public works programme is implemented to provide employment.

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