John Philip Kemble
John Philip Kemble
by William Say, published by William Sams, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1 February 1826
19 7/8 in. x 13 3/4 in. (504 mm x 350 mm) plate size; 20 1/4 in. x 14 in. (513 mm x 356 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt, 1929
Artistsback to top
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 689 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- William Sams (circa 1793-1842), Bookseller and publisher. Artist associated with 38 portraits.
- William Say (1768-1834), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 260 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (1 St James's Street, opposite the Palace, London)
Events of 1826back to top
Current affairsRiots break out in Lancashire against the use of the power loom, invented by Edmund Cartwright. The looms were gradually being introduced across the country, replacing large numbers of manual workers.
Art and scienceThomas Telford's Menai Straits and Conway Suspension Bridges open, the largest of their kind at the time.
InternationalCarl Weber arrives to live in England after his opera Der Freischutz is the hit of the London season.
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