John Rennie Sr
16 of 16 portraits of John Rennie Sr
John Rennie Sr
by William Holl Jr, published by John Samuel Murray, after Archibald Skirving
stipple engraving, published 1861
9 in. x 6 in. (230 mm x 151 mm) plate size; 11 3/4 in. x 8 1/4 in. (299 mm x 209 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
- John Rennie Sr (1761-1821), Civil engineer; father of Sir John Rennie Jr. Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- William Holl Jr (1807-1871), Engraver. Artist associated with 176 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Samuel Murray (1778-1843), Publisher. Artist associated with 36 portraits, Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
- Archibald Skirving (1749-1819), Scottish portrait painter. Artist associated with 7 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1861back to top
Current affairsDeath of Prince Albert, from typhoid fever. Queen Victoria goes into a long period of mourning, withdrawing from public duties, and becomes known by the satirical title 'Widow of Windsor'.
Art and scienceMrs Beeton's Book of Household Management is published by her husband Sidney, who successfully maintained the Beeton brand after his wife's early death seven years later. The highly popular book, containing recipes and advice for housekeeping, appealed to the Victorian belief that a woman's role was managing the home.
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company is founded, marking the start of the arts and crafts movement.