- Extended Catalogue Entry
by James Lonsdale
oil on canvas, circa 1835
49 1/2 in. x 27 1/2 in. (1257 mm x 699 mm)
Sitterback to top
- James Smith (1775-1839), Writer and humorist; brother of Horatio Smith. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- James Lonsdale (1777-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 106 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Related worksback to top
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 570
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 458
Events of 1835back to top
Current affairsLord Melbourne, Whig, becomes Prime Minister following Peel's resignation. Melbourne's government took steps to suppress trade union activity, introducing legislation against 'illegal oaths', contributing to the failure of Robert Owen's Grand National Consolidated Trades' Union.
Art and scienceFelix Dujardin, the French biologist, reveals protoplasm.
Work on the enlargement and remodelling of Buckingham House to designs by the architect John Nash is completed, creating Buckingham Palace.