Sir John Soane
5 of 7 portraits of Sir John Soane
Sir John Soane
by Thomas Blood, published by James Asperne, after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1813
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- James Asperne (1757-1820), Bookseller and proprietor of the 'European Magazine'. Artist associated with 42 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Thomas Blood (1777-1850), Engraver. Artist associated with 25 portraits.
- Samuel Drummond (1765-1844), Portrait and history painter. Artist associated with 58 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1813back to top
Current affairsMachine breaking Luddite Riots end with seventeen executions in York. Radical John Cartwright's subsequent tour of the manufacturing districts has some success in quelling Luddite discontent with the foundation of the Hampden reform club network across the country.
East India Company is deprived of monopoly over trade with India.
Art and scienceMillenarian prophet Joanna Southcott, made famous by her visions of the second coming of Christ, announces herself 'with child' by the Holy Ghost.
Jane Austen publishes Pride and Prejudice.
InternationalVictorious Battle of St Pierre near Bayonne led by General Rowland Hill.
Battle of Leipzig ends in defeat for Napoleon.
Wellington's victory at Vittoria leads to British invasion of Southern France.
Americans capture and burn Toronto, defeat British in Battle of Lake Erie and recapture Detroit.
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