- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Sir John Watson-Gordon
oil on canvas, 1829
35 1/2 in. x 27 1/2 in. (902 mm x 699 mm)
Given by the artist's brother, Henry George Watson, 1865
Sitterback to top
- John Wilson (1785-1854), Essayist and journalist; used the pseudonym 'Christopher North'. Sitter in 7 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir John Watson-Gordon (1788-1864), Portrait and historical subject painter. Artist associated with 40 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 668
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 364, 564
Events of 1829back to top
Current affairsMetropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.
Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.
Art and scienceSuccess of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.
First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs.
Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.
First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.