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'Early Masters'

by John William Cook
line engraving, published 1828
8 7/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. (227 mm x 141 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D28381

Artistback to top

  • John William Cook (active 1820-1832), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 11 portraits.

Sittersback to top

  • Thomas Cecill (active 1628-1635), Engraver and draughtsman. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 16 portraits. Identify
  • Simon de Passe (1595-1647), Engraver. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 202 portraits. Identify
  • George Glover (active 1625-1652), Engraver. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 89 portraits. Identify
  • Abraham Hertochs (Hertocks) (active 1626-1672), Engraver. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 28 portraits. Identify
  • Pierre Lombart (1612 or 1613-1682), Engraver. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 132 portraits. Identify
  • William Marshall (circa 1617-1649), Engraver. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 189 portraits. Identify
  • John Payne (died 1648 or before), Printmaker. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 69 portraits. Identify
  • Robert Vaughan (circa 1600-circa 1660), Artist. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist or producer associated with 77 portraits. Identify

Events of 1828back to top

Current affairs

Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.
Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane.
Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.

Art and science

London Zoological Gardens open in Regent's Park. They provide both entertainment and a supply of exotic specimens for naturalists and anatomists such as Richard Owen who becomes a European authority on the subject.


Daniel O'Connell is elected Member of Parliament for County Clare but as a Catholic is not permitted to take his seat.

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