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George Allan; William Hutchinson

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George Allan; William Hutchinson

by Joseph Collyer the Younger, after J. Hay
line engraving, published 1814
8 1/2 in. x 7 5/8 in. (216 mm x 194 mm) plate size; 12 3/8 in. x 8 3/4 in. (314 mm x 222 mm) paper size
Given by C.K. Croft Andrew, 1963
Reference Collection
NPG D8392

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  • George Allan (1736-1800), Antiquary and topographer. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • William Hutchinson (1732-1814), Topographer of Durham and Cumberland. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

Princess 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 science

John 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.


Paris 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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