by James Thomson (Thompson), published by James Asperne, after Samuel Drummond
stipple engraving, published 1 July 1818
7 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. (190 mm x 115 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Artistsback to top
- James Asperne (1757-1820), Bookseller and proprietor of the 'European Magazine'. Artist associated with 42 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Samuel Drummond (1765-1844), Portrait and history painter. Artist associated with 58 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- James Thomson (Thompson) (baptised 1788-1850), Engraver. Artist associated with 137 portraits.
Events of 1818back to top
Current affairsDeath of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.
Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.
Art and scienceMary Shelley anonymously publishes her masterpiece Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus which reflects growing concern about the role of morality in science.
Lord Byron completes his romance Childe Harolde's Pilgrimage, whose gloomy, dissolute hero was probably based on the writer himself.
InternationalStamford Raffles acquires authorisation to construct a fort at Singapore marking the beginning of its development as a centre of East-West trade.
Congress of European Alliance at Aix-La-Chapelle. Lord Castlereagh plays a central role in establishing a pan-Europe peace settlement to bring a chastened France back into the world of political respectability.
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