© National Portrait Gallery, London
Henry Lascelles, 2nd Earl of Harewood
by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after John Jackson Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1820
16 7/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (430 mm x 328 mm) plate size; 18 3/4 in. x 14 5/8 in. (476 mm x 371 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1958
- John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 231 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 628 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Art and science
Sir Thomas Lawrence becomes President of the Royal Academy.Astronomical Society is set up by John Herschel and Charles Babbage. First iron steamship is launched.
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