3 of 9 portraits by François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard
by James Basire, published by Nichols, Son & Bentley, after François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard
line engraving, published 1 March 1814
8 1/2 in. x 6 in. (216 mm x 152 mm) plate size; 10 5/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (270 mm x 206 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
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Current affairsPrincess Caroline leaves England for a lengthy series of travels in Europe and the Middle East. Scandalous gossip promptly surrounds her relationship with her Italian valet, Count Bartholomew Bergami.
George, Prince Regent, hosts a visit of the victorious allies to England with spectacular celebrations and fireworks at Carlton House.
Art and scienceJohn Soane completes the construction of Dulwich Picture Gallery.
First steam printing machine in the world is used to publish The Times.
New Royal Mint opens at Tower Hill with improved precision machinery.
Grand Western Canal completed from Loudwell to Tiverton.
InternationalParis falls under allied attack; Napoleon sent into exile on Elba.
Force of British veterans lands at Chesapeake Bay, defeats Americans at Bladensburg and burns parts of Washington DC.
Peace treaty signed with Americans in Ghent. General Pakenham is killed leading attack on New Orleans before news of the peace reaches America.
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