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Anne Louise Germaine (née Necker), Madame de Staël-Hollstein

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Anne Louise Germaine (née Necker), Madame de Staël-Hollstein

by Edward Scriven, published by Charles Knight, after François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard
stipple engraving, early 19th century
10 1/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (257 mm x 159 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D13758

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  • François Pascal Simon, Baron Gérard (1770-1837), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 12 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Charles Knight (1742 or 1743-in or after 1826), Stipple engraver. Artist or producer associated with 36 portraits.
  • Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 214 portraits.

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Widespread food riots after poor harvests of 1798-9. Theorist, Thomas Malthus, controversially argues that poverty and food shortages are an inevitable consequence of population growth, challenging assumptions that populousness was a sign of national prosperity and power. His thesis contributed forcefully to the debate over the existing Poor Law.

Art and science

William Wordsworth publishes his Preface to the Lyrical Ballads; a retrospective explanation of his experimental poems written with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. It becomes one of the best-known manifestos of Romantic literature.

International

Lord Castlereagh, Chief Secretary for Ireland, is the main architect of the Act of Union under which Ireland is merged with Great Britain and the Irish parliament is abolished.
British troops support successful uprising by Maltese against the French.
Napoleon is victorious against Austrians at Marengo and reconquers Italy.

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