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Apotheosis of the Princes Octavius & Alfred, and of the Princess Amelia (Prince Octavius; Princess Amelia; Prince Alfred)

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Apotheosis of the Princes Octavius & Alfred, and of the Princess Amelia (Prince Octavius; Princess Amelia; Prince Alfred)

by Robert Hicks, after William Marshall Craig
stipple engraving, published 1820
8 1/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (208 mm x 122 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D16187

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  • William Marshall Craig (died 1827), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 22 portraits.
  • Robert Hicks (active 1800-1836), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 9 portraits.

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George III dies at Windsor Castle on 29 January and George IV ascends to the throne.
'Trial of Queen Caroline' in the House of Lords; Parliament drops the Bill which was to legitimise a divorce between Caroline and George IV.
Cato Street Conspiracy to assassinate the cabinet discovered. Arthur Thistlewood and fellow conspirators are hanged.

Art and science

Sir Thomas Lawrence becomes President of the Royal Academy.
Astronomical Society is set up by John Herschel and Charles Babbage.
First iron steamship is launched.

International

Actor, Edmund Kean goes on a successful tour of America after making his name at the Drury Lane Theatre.
Revolutions begin in Spain, Portugal and Naples.
The famous ancient Greek statue of the Venus de Milo is rediscovered on the Island of Melos and purchased by the Louvre in Paris.

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