Sir Humphry Davy, Bt
13 of 20 portraits of Sir Humphry Davy, Bt
Sir Humphry Davy, Bt
by William Henry Worthington, published by Agnew & Zanetti, and published by Rudolph Ackermann, after James Lonsdale
line engraving, published March 1827
18 in. x 13 in. (456 mm x 330 mm) plate size; 27 1/2 in. x 20 3/8 in. (700 mm x 519 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
Artistsback to top
- Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), Publisher. Artist associated with 95 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Agnew & Zanetti (active 1823-1837), Publishers. Artist associated with 35 portraits.
- James Lonsdale (1777-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 106 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
- William Henry Worthington (circa 1790-after 1839), Engraver. Artist associated with 33 portraits.
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Events of 1827back to top
Current affairsLord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.
Art and scienceUniversity College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.
InternationalBritain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino.
Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.
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