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Joseph Ames

by Thomas Hodgetts, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, published 1810
8 7/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (226 mm x 163 mm) plate size; 9 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (247 mm x 184 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1913
Reference Collection
NPG D19125

Sitterback to top

  • Joseph Ames (1689-1759), Antiquary. Sitter in 3 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Thomas Hodgetts (circa 1781-1858), Painter and engraver. Artist or producer associated with 76 portraits.
  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6578 portraits.

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Current affairs

Serious '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 science

Sir 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.


Madame 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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