John Flaxman

1 portrait of John Flaxman

John Flaxman, by Richard Woodman, published by  Charles Knight, after  John Jackson, published 1833 - NPG D36968 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Flaxman

by Richard Woodman, published by Charles Knight, after John Jackson
stipple engraving, published 1833
11 3/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (289 mm x 200 mm) plate size; 17 1/4 in. x 12 in. (437 mm x 306 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D36968


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  • John Flaxman (1755-1826), Sculptor. Sitter in 22 portraits, Artist associated with 14 portraits.

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  • John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 231 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • Charles Knight (1791-1873), Writer and publisher. Artist associated with 9 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Richard Woodman (1784-1859), Engraver and portrait painter. Artist associated with 30 portraits.

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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.

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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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