Sir John More
1 portrait of Sir John More
Sir John More
by Edward Scriven, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after Harold Crease
stipple and line engraving, published 20 July 1816
14 7/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (378 mm x 266 mm) plate size; 17 1/2 in. x 11 1/2 in. (444 mm x 293 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Sitterback to top
- Sir John More (circa 1451-1530), Judge; father of Sir Thomas More. Sitter in 9 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Harold Crease (born circa 1788), Miniature painter and draughtsman. Artist associated with 18 portraits.
- Lackington, Allen & Co (active 1815-1816), Publishers. Artist associated with 47 portraits.
- Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown (active 1815-1820), Publishers. Artist associated with 96 portraits.
- Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist associated with 208 portraits.
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Events of 1816back to top
Current affairsMarriage of Princess Charlotte to Leopold I.
Income Tax abolished.
Unsuccessful Spa Fields Riot led by the ultra-radical Arthur Thistlewood which aimed to attack the Tower of London and the Bank of England and set up a ruling 'Committee of Public Safety' following the French model.
Art and scienceJane Austen publishes Emma.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal completed.
InternationalBritish Government buys the Elgin Marbles, taken from the Acropolis in Athens by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, and brought to England between 1803 and 1812. Their acquisition prompts support from Thomas Lawrence and Benjamin Robert Haydon and condemnation from Lord Byron.
Slave rebellion fails in Barbados; four hundred slaves are executed.