7 of 25 portraits on display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
attributed to FranÃ§ois Nicholas Mouchet
oil on canvas, 1810-1814
50 1/4 in. x 39 1/2 in. (1276 mm x 1003 mm)
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- Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), Publisher. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist associated with 50 portraits.
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Ackerman was the epitome of the Regency art-world entrepreneur: his business 'The Repository of Arts' combined the functions of shop, gallery, circulating library and social centre. He was also a keen promoter of technological inventions. He is show here with an early gas lamp that alludes to his pioneering introduction of gas lighting in his place of work.
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- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 3