15 of 43 portraits of J.M.W. Turner
by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 10 May 1827 (31 March 1800)
11 in. x 8 in. (279 mm x 202 mm) plate size; 16 1/8 in. x 11 in. (410 mm x 280 mm) paper size
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- Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), Landscape painter. Sitter associated with 43 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (24 Lisle Street, Leicester Square, London)
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Current affairsLord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.
Art and scienceUniversity College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.
InternationalBritain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino.
Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.