Edward Jenner

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Edward Jenner

by Maxim Gauci, printed and published by N. Chater & Co, printed and published by Washbourn & Son, after Samuel Manning Sr
lithograph, published 10 August 1823
18 3/8 in. x 13 1/2 in. (466 mm x 342 mm) paper size
Given by Captain A.C. Moller, 1959
Reference Collection
NPG D36504

Sitterback to top

  • Edward Jenner (1749-1823), Surgeon; discoverer of vaccination. Sitter in 11 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • N. Chater & Co (active 1823), Lithographic printers and publishers. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Maxim Gauci (1776-1854), Lithographer. Artist or producer associated with 85 portraits.
  • Samuel Manning Sr (1788-1842), Sculptor. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.
  • Washbourn & Son (active 1823), Printers and publishers. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.

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Current affairs

Gaols Act is passed to build new prisons, raise standards in old ones and institute regular inspections. It is prompted by the vigorous campaigning of reformers such as Elizabeth Fry, leader of the Ladies Association for the Improvement of Female Prisoners in Newgate Prison.
Anti-Slavery Committee is founded in London.

Art and science

Architect, Robert Smirke begins construction of the British Museum.
Thomas Wakley founds The Lancet, the first weekly medical journal and important mouthpiece of medical reform.
Charles Babbage begins work on the first calculating machine.
Charles Macintosh invents waterproof fabric.


Catholic Association is founded by Daniel O'Connell in Ireland in an attempt to mobilise and politicise the entire Irish Catholic population in a systematic challenge to the ruling Protestant ascendancy.
War breaks out between France and Spain.
English missionary John Smith died in prison having been sentenced to be hanged for failing to take up arms against slaves in Demerara.

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