© National Portrait Gallery, London
possibly after Edward Mitchell Click on the links below to find out more
etching and stipple engraving, 1824 or after
16 5/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. (423 mm x 303 mm) plate size; 22 3/8 in. x 16 1/4 in. (568 mm x 412 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1950
- Robert Forrester (died 1824), Treasurer to the Bank of Scotland. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Edward Mitchell (active 1797-1830), Engraver. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
Anti-Trade Union Combination Acts of 1799 and 1800 are repealed after persuasive arguments from radical Francis Place that prohibition of workers' combinations only increased their appeal. The unions had been banned for fear that they were becoming involved in democratic politics.
Art and science
National Gallery is established when Parliament agrees to purchase a collection of thirty-eight paintings from the estate of philanthropist John Julius Angerstein. William Seguier is appointed first Keeper.Society of British Artists holds its first exhibition, aiming to appeal to a broader art public than those who visited the Royal Academy.
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receives Gold Medal at the Paris Salon.