© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Richard Woodman, after Johann Kerseboom Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, 1833
11 3/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (288 mm x 200 mm) plate size; 17 1/2 in. x 12 in. (444 mm x 305 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Robert Boyle (1627-1691), Chemist and natural philosopher. Sitter associated with 22 portraits.
- Johann Kerseboom (died 1708), Artist. Artist associated with 32 portraits.
- Richard Woodman (1784-1859), Engraver and portrait painter. Artist associated with 30 portraits.
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Abolition of slavery in the British Empire; 780,000 slaves are freed, £20 million is allocated as compensation for slave owners and a six year apprenticeship system for freed slaves is established.