24 of 35 portraits by Agnew & Zanetti
by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Agnew & Zanetti, after Samuel William Reynolds Jr
mezzotint, published February 1833
18 7/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (479 mm x 326 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
Sitterback to top
- John Davies (circa 1806-1850), Scientist; lecturer in Chemistry at Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Agnew & Zanetti (active 1823-1837), Publishers. Artist associated with 36 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 629 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds Jr (1794-1872), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 69 portraits.
Events of 1833back to top
Current affairsShaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry.
Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.
Art and scienceCharles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations.
Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz in the Monthly Magazine.
InternationalAbolition of slavery in the British Empire; 780,000 slaves are freed, £20 million is allocated as compensation for slave owners and a six year apprenticeship system for freed slaves is established.
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