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Robert Boyle

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Robert Boyle, by Richard Woodman, after  Johann Kerseboom, 1833 - NPG D32054 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Boyle

by Richard Woodman, after Johann Kerseboom
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
Reference Collection
NPG D32054


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Sitterback to top

  • Robert Boyle (1627-1691), Chemist and natural philosopher. Sitter associated with 22 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Johann Kerseboom (died 1708), Artist. Artist associated with 32 portraits.
  • Richard Woodman (1784-1859), Engraver and portrait painter. Artist associated with 30 portraits.

Events of 1833back to top

Current affairs

Shaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry. Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.

Art and science

Charles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations. Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz in the Monthly Magazine.

International

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.

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