© National Portrait Gallery, London
Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun
by Henry Bone, after Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun Click on the links below to find out more
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1816 (after 1782)
4 7/8 in. x 3 7/8 in. (125 mm x 97 mm)
acquired Sir George Scharf, 1890
- Henry Bone (1755-1834), Enamel painter. Artist associated with 677 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun (1755-1842), Painter. Artist associated with 19 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Art and science
Jane Austen publishes Emma.Leeds and Liverpool Canal completed.
British Government buys the Elgin Marbles, taken from the Acropolis in Athens by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, and brought to England between 1803 and 1812. Their acquisition prompts support from Thomas Lawrence and Benjamin Robert Haydon and condemnation from Lord Byron.Slave rebellion fails in Barbados; four hundred slaves are executed.