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A late Arrival at Mother Wood's (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

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A late Arrival at Mother Wood's (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick), possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by  George Humphrey, published 19 June 1820 - NPG D17921 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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A late Arrival at Mother Wood's (Sir Matthew Wood, 1st Bt; Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick)

possibly by (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank, published by George Humphrey
etching, published 19 June 1820
10 1/8 in. x 15 3/8 in. (257 mm x 391 mm) plate size; 11 3/4 in. x 18 7/8 in. (298 mm x 479 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1987
Reference Collection
NPG D17921

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Artistsback to top

  • (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank (1789-1856), Caricaturist and miniature painter. Artist associated with 27 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • George Humphrey (active 1783-1831), Publisher and printseller; nephew of Hannah Humphrey. Artist associated with 73 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

George III dies at Windsor Castle on 29 January and George IV ascends to the throne.
'Trial of Queen Caroline' in the House of Lords; Parliament drops the Bill which was to legitimise a divorce between Caroline and George IV.
Cato Street Conspiracy to assassinate the cabinet discovered. Arthur Thistlewood and fellow conspirators are hung.

Art and science

Sir Thomas Lawrence becomes President of the Royal Academy.
Astronomical Society is set up by John Herschel and Charles Babbage.
First iron steamship is launched.

International

Actor, Edmund Kean goes on a successful tour of America after making his name at the Drury Lane Theatre.
Revolutions begin in Spain, Portugal and Naples.
The famous ancient Greek statue of the Venus de Milo is rediscovered on the Island of Melos and purchased by the Louvre in Paris.

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Anne Falloon

01 December 2016, 16:18

You have the wrong date - too early. It has to be June 1820 as that is when Alderman Wood brought Queen Caroline to London as a political move against the George IV government.

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