Sir John Franklin
2 of 8 portraits of Sir John Franklin
Sir John Franklin
by Pierre-Jean David D'Angers
bronze medallion, 1829
4 7/8 in. (124 mm) diameter
Artistback to top
- Pierre-Jean David D'Angers (1788-1856), Sculptor and medallist. Artist associated with 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
In 1829 when Franklin was modelled by D'Angers, he had led two expeditions to the Arctic, was celebrated as a hero and had received a knighthood. Franklin wrote to D'Angers that his wife thought his nose was too long but she was still pleased with the medallion.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 229
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.
InternationalAndrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.
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