4 of 6 portraits of William Huskisson
by William James Ward, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co, published by and after John Graham Gilbert
mezzotint, published August 1831
20 5/8 in. x 15 3/8 in. (524 mm x 390 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Whitin Fund, 1955
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Artistsback to top
- Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co (active 1830-1890), Printsellers and publishers. Artist associated with 90 portraits.
- John Graham Gilbert (1794-1866), Scottish painter and art collector. Artist associated with 8 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- William James Ward (circa 1800-1840), Engraver; son of William Ward. Artist associated with 38 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Pall Mall East, London; 14 George Street, Edinburgh)
Events of 1831back to top
Current affairsParliamentary Reform Bill is rejected by the House of Lords prompting riots in Nottingham, Derby and Bristol.
Art and scienceMichael Faraday demonstrates electromagnetic induction.
Death of Lady Sarah Ponsonby, last of the famous Ladies of Llangollen who attracted many of the leading names in art and literature to visit them at their home in Plas Newydd, Wales.
Opening of New London Bridge, designed by John Rennie.
InternationalViolinist Niccolo Paganini arrives in England from Italy and embarks on a six month tour of the country after astonishing London audiences with his virtuoso performances.
Revolutionary outbreaks in Modena, Parma and the Papal States influenced by the July Revolution in France the previous year.