20 of 22 portraits of Robert Boyle
by Richard Woodman, after Johann Kerseboom
stipple engraving, 1833
11 3/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (288 mm x 200 mm) plate size; 17 1/2 in. x 12 in. (444 mm x 305 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Robert Boyle (1627-1691), Chemist and natural philosopher. Sitter associated with 22 portraits.
Artistsback to top
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.
InternationalAbolition of slavery in the British Empire; 780,000 slaves are freed, £20 million is allocated as compensation for slave owners and a six year apprenticeship system for freed slaves is established.
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