17 of 62 portraits by William Thomas Fry
by William Thomas Fry, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after John Jackson, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 21 August 1816
15 3/8 in. x 12 1/4 in. (392 mm x 310 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Sitterback to top
- William Coxe (1748-1828), Historian, Church of England Clergyman and publisher. Sitter in 7 portraits, Artist associated with 4 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 252 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- T. Cadell & W. Davies (active 1795-1817), Publishers. Artist associated with 236 portraits.
- William Thomas Fry (1789-1843), Engraver. Artist associated with 62 portraits.
- John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 231 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
Events of 1816back to top
Current affairsMarriage of Princess Charlotte to Leopold I.
Income Tax abolished.
Unsuccessful Spa Fields Riot led by the ultra-radical Arthur Thistlewood which aimed to attack the Tower of London and the Bank of England and set up a ruling 'Committee of Public Safety' following the French model.
Art and scienceJane Austen publishes Emma.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal completed.
InternationalBritish Government buys the Elgin Marbles, taken from the Acropolis in Athens by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, and brought to England between 1803 and 1812. Their acquisition prompts support from Thomas Lawrence and Benjamin Robert Haydon and condemnation from Lord Byron.
Slave rebellion fails in Barbados; four hundred slaves are executed.