26 of 36 portraits by Agnew & Zanetti
by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Agnew & Zanetti, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published December 1834
14 in. x 10 in. (355 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 11 7/8 in. (442 mm x 302 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- John Hargreaves (active 1792), Coal mine owner; husband of Charlotte Anne Ormerod. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Agnew & Zanetti (active 1823-1837), Publishers. Artist associated with 36 portraits.
- James Lonsdale (1777-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 107 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 629 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, Greater Manchester (Repository of Arts, Exchange Street, Manchester)
Events of 1834back to top
Current affairsSir Robert Peel, Tory, replaces Whig Lord Melbourne as Prime Minister, promising measured reform in a shift from reactionary 'Tory' to more measured 'Conservative' politics (he had voted for the 1832 Reform Act).
Trial of Tolpuddle Martyrs, six labourers transported to Australia after trying to raise funds for workers in need by forming a Friendly Society.
Art and scienceCharles Babbage's invents the Analytic Machine. Considered to be the forerunner to the modern computer, the machine was able to make automatic mathematical calculations.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton publishes his hugely popular, but now largely neglected, novel Last Days of Pompeii, set in the Italian city at the time of Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79AD.
InternationalDom Miguel I, King of Portugal, is defeated by his brother Pedro IV, in the Portuguese civil war.
Slavery is abolished in the British dominions, although slaves still working are indentured to their former owners in an 'apprenticeship' system; the philanthropist Joseph Sturge was a prominent critic of the policy, which was abolished in 1838. Whilst slave owners received compensation, slaves received nothing.
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