13 of 23 portraits by Henry Corbould
by Alfred Robert Freebairn, published by James Wyatt, after Henry Corbould, after Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
line engraving, published 14 June 1831
21 7/8 in. x 16 in. (557 mm x 405 mm) plate size; 23 7/8 in. x 17 1/2 in. (605 mm x 443 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1908
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Artistsback to top
- Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey (1781-1841), Sculptor. Artist associated with 267 portraits, Sitter in 11 portraits.
- Henry Corbould (1787-1844), Draughtsman and book illustrator. Artist associated with 23 portraits.
- Alfred Robert Freebairn (1794 or 1795-1846), Engraver and etcher. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- James Wyatt (1774-1853), Printseller, publisher and Mayor of Oxford. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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.