First Previous 5 OF 6 NextLast

Sir George Back

5 of 6 portraits of Sir George Back

© National Portrait Gallery, London

 Like voting
is closed

Thanks for Liking

Please Like other favourites!
If they inspire you please support our work.

Buy a print Buy a greetings card Make a donation Close

Sir George Back

by Edward Francis Finden, published by John Samuel Murray, after Richard Woodman
stipple engraving, published 1828
5 7/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. (148 mm x 95 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D33854

Sitterback to top

  • Sir George Back (1796-1878), Naval officer and explorer. Sitter in 6 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Edward Francis Finden (1791-1857), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 33 portraits.
  • John Samuel Murray (1778-1843), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 36 portraits, Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
  • Richard Woodman (1784-1859), Engraver and portrait painter. Artist or producer associated with 30 portraits.

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.

Comments back to top

We are currently unable to accept new comments, but any past comments are available to read below.

If you need information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service . Please note that we cannot provide valuations. You can buy a print or greeting card of most illustrated portraits. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Prices start at around £6 for unframed prints, £16 for framed prints. If you wish to license an image, select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Use this image button, or contact our Rights and Images service. We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.