20 of 137 portraits by James Thomson (Thompson)
by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Dean & Munday, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, published 1 August 1818
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Artistsback to top
- Dean & Munday (active circa 1816-1827), Publishers. Artist associated with 17 portraits.
- James Thomson (Thompson) (baptised 1788-1850), Engraver. Artist associated with 137 portraits.
- Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1863), Painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Artist associated with 263 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.
Events of 1818back to top
Current affairsDeath of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.
Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.
Art and scienceMary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science.
Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.
InternationalStamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade.
Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.
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