William Hone

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William Hone

by Henry Richard Cook, published by Effingham Wilson, after William Patten
stipple engraving, 1818
10 3/8 in. x 6 5/8 in. (265 mm x 167 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1913
Reference Collection
NPG D19944

Sitterback to top

  • William Hone (1780-1842), Bookseller, pamphleteer and writer. Sitter in 3 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Henry Richard Cook (active 1804-1849), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 67 portraits.
  • William Patten (circa 1793-1843), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 11 portraits.
  • Effingham Wilson (1785-1868), Bookseller and publisherTrade and Retailing; Literature, Journalism and Publishing. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.

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Current affairs

Death of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.
Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.

Art and science

Mary 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.

International

Stamford 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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