4 of 8 portraits by William Raddon
by William Raddon, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, circa 1827 (1660s)
8 1/2 in. x 5 1/4 in. (217 mm x 132 mm) plate size; 10 3/4 in. x 7 3/8 in. (272 mm x 187 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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- Samuel Cooper (1609-1672), Miniature painter. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 111 portraits.
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Events of 1827back to top
Current affairsLord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.
Art and scienceUniversity College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.
InternationalBritain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino.
Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.
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