Sir John Gurney
3 of 4 portraits of Sir John Gurney
Sir John Gurney
by William Holl Sr, printed by McQueen & Co, published by Robert Cribb & Son, after George Henry Harlow
stipple engraving, published 28 October 1831
15 in. x 12 1/2 in. (380 mm x 317 mm) plate size; 16 7/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (429 mm x 328 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- Robert Cribb & Son (active 1804-1829), Publishers. Artist associated with 23 portraits.
- George Henry Harlow (1787-1819), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 80 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
- William Holl Sr (1771-1838), Engraver. Artist associated with 127 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- McQueen & Co (active 1820-1838), Printers and publishers. Artist associated with 13 portraits.
Events of 1831back to top
Current affairsParliamentary Reform Bill is rejected by the House of Lords prompting riots in Nottingham, Derby and Bristol.
Art and scienceMichael Faraday demonstrates electromagnetic induction.
Death of Lady Sarah Ponsonby, last of the famous Ladies of Llangollen who attracted many of the leading names in art and literature to visit them at their home in Plas Newydd, Wales.
Opening of New London Bridge, designed by John Rennie.
InternationalViolinist Niccolo Paganini arrives in England from Italy and embarks on a six month tour of the country after astonishing London audiences with his virtuoso performances.
Revolutionary outbreaks in Modena, Parma and the Papal States influenced by the July Revolution in France the previous year.
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