by and published by Richard Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published July 1818
11 7/8 in. x 8 in. (303 mm x 203 mm) plate size; 15 in. x 10 5/8 in. (381 mm x 270 mm) paper size
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- Robert Waithman (1764-1833), Politician and Lord Mayor of London. Sitter in 14 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Richard Dighton (1795-1880), Portrait painter and caricaturist. Artist associated with 313 portraits, Sitter associated with 1 portrait.
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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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