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Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester

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Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester

by Charles Picart, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after James Northcote
stipple engraving, published 27 January 1814
15 in. x 12 7/8 in. (380 mm x 328 mm) plate size; 16 1/8 in. x 13 3/4 in. (410 mm x 350 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D14357

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  • T. Cadell & W. Davies (active 1795-1817), Publishers. Artist associated with 236 portraits.
  • John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 231 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • James Northcote (1746-1831), Painter; pupil and biographer of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Artist associated with 103 portraits, Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
  • Charles Picart (circa 1780-circa 1837), Engraver, draughtsman and painter. Artist associated with 119 portraits.

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  • NPG D34008: Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester (from same plate)

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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.

International

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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