1816 in art
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Events in the year 1816 in Art.
- The Elgin Marbles are purchased by the British government from Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, for the British Museum in London.
- The Fitzwilliam Museum is founded by the bequest of the art collection of the 7th Viscount FitzWilliam to the University of Cambridge in England.
- In Paris, the Académie de peinture et de sculpture (founded in 1648) is merged with the Académie de musique (1669) and the Académie royale d'architecture (1671) to form the Académie des beaux-arts.
- Cádiz Memorial, London
- Augustus Wall Callcott – The Entrance to the Pool of London
- John James Chalon – Napoleon on board the Bellerophon
- John Constable – Wivenhoe Park
- Francisco Goya
- The Duke of Osuna
- Unfortunate events in the front seats of the ring of Madrid, and the death of the Mayor of Torrejón (etching)
- John Martin – Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still upon Gibeon
- February 22 – Thomas Gambier Parry, English artist and art collector (died 1888)
- March 18 – Antonio Salviati, Italian glassmaker (died 1890)
- May 24 – Emanuel Leutze, German American painter (died 1868)
- date unknown – Paul Emile Chappuis, French-born photographer (died 1887)
- January 15 – Ludwig Guttenbrunn, Austrian painter (born 1750)
- February 19 – Margareta Alströmer, Swedish painter and singer and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts (born 1763)
- June 12 – Yves-Marie Le Gouaz, French engraver (born 1742)
- June 16 – Carlo Antonio Porporati, Italian engraver and painter (born 1741)
- July 7 – Francis Towne, English water-colour painter (born 1739)
- July 23 – William Alexander, English painter, illustrator and engraver (born 1767)
- August 4 – François-André Vincent, French painter (born 1746)
- August 7 – François-Joseph Duret, French sculptor (born 1732)
- August 13 – Pehr Hilleström, Swedish painter and teacher (born 1732)
- August 26 – Robert Fagan, Irish painter, diplomat and archaeologist (born 1761)
- date unknown