© National Portrait Gallery, London
Master Arbuthnot; Master Arbuthnot (when children)
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, early 19th century
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Master Arbuthnot (active early 19th century), Son of Charles Arbuthnot. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 191 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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Art and science
Jane Austen publishes Emma.Leeds and Liverpool Canal completed.
British 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.