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, 1916
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 associated with 66 portraits.
- William Patten (circa 1793-1843), Artist. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- Effingham Wilson (1785-1868), Bookseller and publisherTrade and Retailing; Literature, Journalism and Publishing. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
Events of 1818back to top
Current affairsDeath of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, George III's Queen since 1761.
Official enquiry initiated into Queen Caroline's conduct abroad.
Art and scienceMary 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.
InternationalStamford 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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