Sir Francis Baring, 1st Bt, John Baring; Charles Wall

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Sir Francis Baring, 1st Bt, John Baring; Charles Wall

by James Ward, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, (1806-1807)
19 5/8 in. x 25 7/8 in. (504 mm x 656 mm) plate size; 20 7/8 in. x 27 1/8 in. (531 mm x 688 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D18119

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Artistsback to top

  • Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist or producer associated with 694 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
  • James Ward (1769-1859), Engraver and painter of animals. Artist or producer associated with 40 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.

Events of 1806back to top

Current affairs

William Pitt dies in January and his lifelong opponent Charles James Fox dies in September. Pitt is succeeded by William Wyndham, Baron Grenville, who forms the 'Ministry of all the Talents' coalition .
Prince of Wales instigates the 'Delicate Investigation'; a Parliamentary enquiry into claims that his wife Caroline had an illegitimate child.

Art and science

John Constable embarks on a formative tour of the Lakes and makes landscape studies of the Langdale Pikes and Helvellyn.
Turner exhibits his Thames views to acclaim at his own London gallery.
Humphrey Davy discovers the elements potassium and sodium by passing an electrical current through molten compounds.

International

Soprano Angelica Catalani arrives from Italy to make her London debut, amazing audiences with her showpiece arias.
Napoleon turns his forces east against Austria, Russia and Prussia and enjoys a wave of French victories.
British attack on Buenos Aires under General William Beresford fails.

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