28 of 28 portraits matching these criteria:
- set matching '17th and 18th century botanists'
by Thomas Woolnoth, published by Robert John Thornton, after Thomas Barber
stipple engraving, published 1 May 1810
18 3/4 in. x 12 7/8 in. (475 mm x 328 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1964
Sitterback to top
- John Jackson (active late 18th century), Clergyman and botanist. Sitter in 2 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Barber (1771-1843), Painter and draughtsman. Artist associated with 29 portraits.
- Robert John Thornton (1768-1837), Physician, writer on botany and publisher. Artist associated with 48 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Thomas Woolnoth (1785-1857), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 121 portraits.
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1810back to top
Current affairsSerious 'Burdett and Liberty' riots break out in London in support of radical MP Sir Francis Burdett who had been arrested for denouncing the House of Common's decision to bar journalists from some debates.
Princess Amelia dies triggering renewed bout of illness in her father, George III.
Art and scienceSir Walter Scott publishes his chivalrous, medieval ballad, The Lady of the Lake, set on Loch Katrine in Perthshire.
Kennett and Avon Trunk Canal is completed.
First Savings Bank is set up by financier Henry Duncan.
InternationalMadame De Stael writes De l'Allemagne which portrays Germany as a model of Romantic nationalism for emerging revolutionary nations. It was banned by Napoleon but published in London to great acclaim.
Lisbon besieged. Wellington takes shelter behind the fortified lines of the Torres Vedras and the French army are forced to retreat.