9 of 9 portraits of Thomas Holcroft
by Thomas Hodgetts, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after John Opie
mezzotint, published 1816 (circa 1804)
12 in. x 8 3/4 in. (305 mm x 224 mm) plate size; 16 3/8 in. x 11 1/2 in. (417 mm x 293 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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Artistsback to top
- Thomas Hodgetts (active 1801-1846), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
- Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown (active 1815-1820), Publishers. Artist associated with 96 portraits.
- John Opie (1761-1807), Portrait and history painter. Artist associated with 148 portraits, Sitter in 13 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.
Exhibitions and displays
- In Conversation: Faces of the Past, Images in Question
29 June, 19:00