5 of 19 portraits by William Johnstone White
by Robert William Sievier, published by William Johnstone White, after Alexander Chisholm, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 1820
13 3/4 in. x 11 3/8 in. (350 mm x 288 mm) plate size; 16 7/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. (429 mm x 320 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 252 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Alexander Chisholm (baptised 1792-1847), Portrait and historical painter. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
- Robert William Sievier (1794-1865), Engraver, sculptor and scientist. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
- William Johnstone White (circa 1780-1844), Engraver and printseller. Artist associated with 19 portraits.
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First iron steamship is launched.
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Revolutions begin in Spain, Portugal and Naples.
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