by T. Berry, published by Thomas Rodd the Younger, published by Horatio Rodd, after William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1820
8 1/2 in. x 6 1/8 in. (216 mm x 154 mm) plate size; 9 1/2 in. x 7 in. (240 mm x 178 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- T. Berry (active 1819-1822), Engraver. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
- William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 720 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
- Horatio Rodd (active 1798-1858), Bookseller, picture dealer and printseller. Artist associated with 15 portraits.
- Thomas Rodd the Younger (1796-1849), Bookseller. Artist associated with 15 portraits.
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Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (17, Little Newport Street, Leicester Square, London)
Events of 1820back to top
Current affairsGeorge 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 hung.
Art and scienceSir Thomas Lawrence becomes President of the Royal Academy.
Astronomical Society is set up by John Herschel and Charles Babbage.
First iron steamship is launched.
InternationalActor, 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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