by Charles Picart, after Mary Smirke
stipple engraving, (circa 1810)
15 in. x 12 7/8 in. (380 mm x 327 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 13 3/8 in. (448 mm x 341 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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- Robert Smirke (1753-1845), Painter and illustrator. Sitter in 8 portraits, Artist associated with 23 portraits.
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Current affairsSerious 'Burdett and Liberty' riots break out in London in support of radical MP Sir Francis Burdett who had been arrested for denouncing the House of Common's decision to bar journalists from some debates.
Princess Amelia dies triggering renewed bout of illness in her father, George III.
Art and scienceSir Walter Scott publishes his chivalrous, medieval ballad, The Lady of the Lake, set on Loch Katrine in Perthshire.
Kennett and Avon Trunk Canal is completed.
First Savings Bank is set up by financier Henry Duncan.
InternationalMadame De Stael writes De l'Allemagne which portrays Germany as a model of Romantic nationalism for emerging revolutionary nations. It was banned by Napoleon but published in London to great acclaim.
Lisbon besieged. Wellington takes shelter behind the fortified lines of the Torres Vedras and the French army are forced to retreat.
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