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Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort ('A view taken in Hyde Park'), by and published by Richard Dighton, published 1817 - NPG D13384 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort ('A view taken in Hyde Park')

by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 1817
13 1/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (332 mm x 252 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1962
Reference Collection
NPG D13384

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Artistback to top

  • Richard Dighton (1795-1880), Portrait painter and caricaturist. Artist associated with 312 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D13494: 'A view taken in Hyde Park' (Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort) (from same plate)
  • NPG D13495: Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort ('A view taken in Hyde Park') (from same plate)
  • NPG D13643: Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort (reduced version)
  • NPG D31578: 'A view taken in Hyde Park' (Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort) (from same plate)

Events of 1817back to top

Current affairs

Princess Charlotte, only daughter of George, Prince Regent and Caroline of Brunswick, dies in childbirth, prompting widespread mourning.
Seditious Meetings Bill drives democratic societies underground.
Rising depression and discontent; Prince Regent's coach attacked at state opening of Parliament.

Art and science

John Keats begins to write his epic poem Endymion on the Isle of Wight; a rite of passage as a professional poet after deserting his medical career.
John Constable exhibits Flatford Mill, one of his most famous naturalistic landscape paintings, at the Royal Academy
John Rennie's new Waterloo Bridge opens.


Journalist William Cobbett flees to America fearing prosecution. Already imprisoned for two years for seditious libel he grew more vehemently pro-reform on his release and reduced the price of his weekly periodical the Political Register to expand its circulation and influence to all classes.
James Monroe is elected President of the United States.

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