2 of 5 portraits by William Ensom
by William Ensom, published by W. Walker, after John Thurston, after Nathaniel Hone
line engraving, published 1 May 1821
8 in. x 5 1/2 in. (203 mm x 140 mm) plate size; 8 3/8 in. x 6 in. (214 mm x 152 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Artistsback to top
- William Ensom (baptised 1796-1832), Engraver. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
- Nathaniel Hone (1718-1784), Portrait and miniature painter. Artist associated with 56 portraits, Sitter in 9 portraits.
- John Thurston (1744-1822). Artist associated with 16 portraits.
- W. Walker (active 1820-1823), Publisher. Artist associated with 17 portraits.
Events of 1821back to top
Current affairsGeorge IV is crowned at Westminster Abbey on 19 July and Queen Caroline is turned away from the ceremony. Two weeks later she dies reawakening popular sympathy for her cause. Riots break out at her funeral as the Government attempts to reroute the procession to avoid the popular reaction of the mob.
Art and scienceThomas De Quincey publishes Confessions of an English Opium Eater in the London Magazine. A creative commentary on his mental life, it gained instant notoriety.
The Manchester Guardian (later The Guardian) established.
Michael Faraday builds the first electric motor.
Revolts in Wallachia and Moldovia against the oppressive rule of the Ottoman Turks. The rebels appeal to Tsar Alexander I for help and the Greek War of Independence begins.
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