John Angell James
4 of 7 portraits of John Angell James
John Angell James
by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, printed by Brooker & Harrison, published by Thomas Agnew, after John Bostock
mezzotint, published 1 January 1842
21 1/8 in. x 14 7/8 in. (536 mm x 379 mm) plate size; 26 in. x 20 in. (661 mm x 509 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
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Artistsback to top
- Thomas Agnew (1794-1871), Art dealer. Artist associated with 59 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Bostock (1808-1872), Painter. Artist associated with 24 portraits.
- Brooker & Harrison (active 1842-circa 1906), Printers. Artist associated with 50 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds Jr (1794-1872), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 69 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, Greater Manchester (Repository of Arts, Exchange Street, Manchester)
Events of 1842back to top
Current affairsEdwin Chadwick publishes his damning report, Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Poor, which details the shocking living conditions of the urban poor and prompts government to take a new interest in public health issues.
A year-long depression and the rejection of the Chartist petition leads to riots, with workers striking in the Midlands, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and parts of Scotland.
Art and scienceMudie's Lending Library opens, becoming one of the largest circulating libraries in the period. Made popular by the otherwise high cost of books, it exerts a great influence over literature; both by maintaining the more costly 'three decker' novel structure, and acting as moral censor.
Richard Owen, the English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist, coins the term 'dinosaur', combining the Greek words for 'formidable' and 'reptile'.