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Franz Joseph Gall, by William John Alais, after  Joseph William Rubidge - NPG D21609

Franz Joseph Gall

by William John Alais, after Joseph William Rubidge
stipple engraving, 1820s
NPG D21609

Napoleon ut in morte recumbit (Napoléon Bonaparte), by Henry Meyer, published by  D. Cox, after  Joseph William Rubidge - NPG D40203

Napoleon ut in morte recumbit (Napoléon Bonaparte)

by Henry Meyer, published by D. Cox, after Joseph William Rubidge
stipple engraving, 1821 or after
NPG D40203

Sir Astley Paston Cooper, 1st Bt, by John Alais, published by  Hurst, Robinson & Co, after  Joseph William Rubidge - NPG D19560

Sir Astley Paston Cooper, 1st Bt

by John Alais, published by Hurst, Robinson & Co, after Joseph William Rubidge
stipple engraving, published 20 January 1824
NPG D19560

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Eira Makepeace

10 September 2017, 16:37

Joseph William Rubidgewas en route to the Cape in 1821 with his half brother Robert Henry Rubidge and family when the ship called at St Helena shortly after the death of Napoleon. He painted a sepia portrait of Napoleon as he lay on his deathbed and returned to England while his half brother continued on to the Cape. The subsequent print aas engraved and was widely advertised. The original ws held privately and sold again in the USA in the recent past.

Jane Henty-Wilson

23 July 2016, 08:48

We are writing from Melbourne Australia, and have two miniatures in our family with this artist's signature on the back of one. It has been a thrill to find this listing. The miniatures are of Thomas Henty and Francis Elizabeth Henty (nee Hopkins), dated Sept 12, 1823. Thomas was a banker and Merino sheep breeder in West Tarring, Sussex before he and his family ventured to Australia to re-settle. We are direct descendants of the "Henty" pioneering family who are Victoria-Australia's first permanent settlers and have many historic artefacts in our collection. Son James, was first to arrive in Australia in 1829 and eventually followed by Thomas and the rest of the family in 1832.

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