1 of 9 portraits of Sydney Smith
replica by Henry Perronet Briggs
oil on canvas, 1840, based on a work of 1833
50 1/4 in. x 40 1/4 in. (1276 mm x 1022 mm)
Given by Henry Thurstan Holland, 1st Viscount Knutsford, 1907
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Artistback to top
- Henry Perronet Briggs (1791-1844), Antiquary and subject painter. Artist associated with 54 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Commissioned by Smith's old friend Hudson Gurney, the antiquary; a version of Brigg's portrait of 1833.
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Events of 1833back to top
Current affairsShaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry.
Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.
Art and scienceCharles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations.
Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz in the Monthly Magazine.