4 of 9 portraits by Charles Pye
by Charles Pye, published by W. Walker, after George Clint, after Robert Vaughan
line engraving, published 1 January 1823
8 1/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. (207 mm x 139 mm) plate size; 11 1/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (282 mm x 216 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Artistsback to top
- George Clint (1770-1854), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 79 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Charles Pye (1776-1864), Engraver. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- Robert Vaughan (circa 1600-circa 1660), Artist. Artist associated with 77 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- W. Walker (active 1820-1823), Publisher. Artist associated with 17 portraits.
Events of 1823back to top
Current affairsGaols Act is passed to build new prisons, raise standards in old ones and institute regular inspections. It is prompted by the vigorous campaigning of reformers such as Elizabeth Fry, leader of the Ladies Association for the Improvement of Female Prisoners in Newgate Prison.
Anti-Slavery Committee is founded in London.
Art and scienceArchitect, Robert Smirke begins construction of the British Museum.
Thomas Wakley founds The Lancet, the first weekly medical journal and important mouthpiece of medical reform.
Charles Babbage begins work on the first calculating machine.
Charles Macintosh invents waterproof fabric.
InternationalCatholic Association is founded by Daniel O'Connell in Ireland in an attempt to mobilise and politicise the entire Irish Catholic population in a systematic challenge to the ruling Protestant ascendancy.
War breaks out between France and Spain.
English missionary John Smith died in prison having been sentenced to be hanged for failing to take up arms against slaves in Demerara.