2 of 33 portraits on display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
by George Romney
oil on canvas, 1785-1788
48 3/4 in. x 38 3/4 in. (1238 mm x 984 mm)
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- Robert Raikes (1735-1811), Journalist and promoter of Sunday Schools. Sitter in 6 portraits.
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- George Romney (1734-1802), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 160 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
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Raikes's ideas gained widespread support, especially from evangelical writers such as Sarah Trimmer and Hannah More who encouraged the foundation of schools in rural and industrial communities. By 1831 more than one and a half million children were registered in Sunday Schools.
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- Ingamells, John, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, 2004, p. 390
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 510