15 of 19 portraits of Isaac Barré
by William Thomas Fry, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Gilbert Stuart
stipple engraving, published 1 February 1817 (circa 1785)
14 7/8 in. x 13 in. (379 mm x 329 mm) plate size; 15 3/8 in. x 13 1/8 in. (391 mm x 333 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Sitterback to top
- Isaac Barré (1726-1802), Soldier and politician; MP for Wycombe and Calne. Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- T. Cadell & W. Davies (active 1795-1817), Publishers. Artist associated with 235 portraits.
- William Evans (active 1797-1856), Draughtsman and engraver. Artist associated with 103 portraits.
- William Thomas Fry (1789-1843), Engraver. Artist associated with 62 portraits.
- Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828), Painter. Artist associated with 60 portraits.
Events of 1817back to top
Current affairsPrincess 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 scienceJohn 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.
InternationalJournalist 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.