1 of 5 portraits of Samuel Palmer
by George Richmond
pencil, pen and ink, circa 1829
9 3/8 in. x 8 in. (238 mm x 203 mm)
Given by Misses F.M. and E. Redgrave, 1927
Click on the links below to find out more:
Artistback to top
- George Richmond (1809-1896), Portrait painter and draughtsman; son of Thomas Richmond. Artist associated with 325 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 354
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 477
- Schama, Simon, The Face of Britain: The Nation Through its Portraits, 2015-09-15, p. 362
Events of 1829back to top
Current affairsMetropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.
Art and scienceSuccess of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs. Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.
InternationalAndrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.
Exhibitions and displays
- Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: 1816 – 1855
Until 14 August