The Novello Family
© National Portrait Gallery, London
The Novello Family
by Edward Petre Novello
oil on canvas, circa 1830
57 1/2 in. x 72 3/4 in. (1460 mm x 1847 mm)
Bequeathed by Clara Novello's granddaughter, Contessa Bona Gigliucci, 1983
Artistback to top
Sittersback to top
- Charles Cowden Clarke (1787-1877), Writer and lecturer. Sitter in 2 portraits. Identify
- Mary Victoria Cowden Clarke (n?e Novello) (1809-1898), Literary scholar and writer. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Edward Holmes (1797-1859), Writer on music. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Mrs H. Blaine Hunt (active 1824-1835), Musicologist and author of 'Observations on the Vocal Shake with examples and exercises'; teacher of elocution and singing. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Clara Novello (1818-1908), Soprano. Sitter in 4 portraits. Identify
- Edward Petre Novello (1813-1836), Painter. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist or producer associated with 4 portraits. Identify
- Emma Novello (1814-1880?), Painter. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Florence Novello, Daughter of Vincent and Mary Novello. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Joseph Alfred Novello (1810-1896), Publisher of music. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait. Identify
- Mary Sabilla Novello (1789-1854), Wife of Vincent Novello. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Sabilla Novello (1821-1904), Singer and teacher of singing. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Vincent Novello (1781-1861), Organist, composer and arranger of music. Sitter in 3 portraits. Identify
- Cecilia Serle (1812-1890), Actress and singer. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
- Charles Stokes (1784?-1839), Organist, pianist, composer and music teacher. Sitter in 1 portrait. Identify
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 726
Placesback to top
- Place portrayed: United Kingdom: England, London (sitter's home, Oxford Street, London)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1830back to top
Current affairsGeorge IV dies at Windsor on 26 June; William IV succeeds to the throne.
Duke of Wellington resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Earl Grey.
'Captain Swing' disturbances among agricultural districts in southern England. Taking their name from a mythical leader, hundreds of labourers break the threshing machines that threaten their winter employment.
Art and scienceLiverpool and Manchester Railway opens; MP William Huskisson is run down by a train and killed at the inaugural ceremony.
William Cobbett publishes Rural Rides; a nostalgic tribute to the English countryside which expresses dismay at the sweeping changes taking place.
InternationalJuly Revolution in France overthrows the Bourbon dynasty. Charles X goes into exile in England and Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans is proclaimed King by the Chamber of Deputies who fear European opposition to the declaration of a second Republic.
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