by Henry Edward Dawe, published by William Cribb, after John Prescott Knight
mezzotint, published 1 January 1825
15 1/2 in. x 11 3/4 in. (394 mm x 299 mm) plate size; 18 1/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (460 mm x 353 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- William Cribb (circa 1789-1870), Carver and gilder; picture dealer; print dealer and publisher. Artist associated with 29 portraits.
- Henry Edward Dawe (1790-1848), Painter and printmaker. Artist associated with 61 portraits.
- John Prescott Knight (1803-1881), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 25 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (34 King Street, Covent Garden, London)
Events of 1825back to top
Current affairsStrikes, contract breaking and worker intimidation prompt the passing of a new Anti-Trade Union Combination Act to the dismay of economist John McCulloch, MP Joseph Hume and radical Francis Place who had worked for the repeal of the previous year.
Catholic Relief Bill is rejected by the House of Lords.
Art and scienceConstruction of Thames Tunnel begins under the direction of Marc Isambard Brunel.
Stockton to Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger system, opens.
William Hazlitt publishes The Spirit of the Age; twenty-five pen-portraits of his contemporaries in the world of literature, philosophy and politics.
InternationalBeethoven's Ninth Symphony premieres in London.
John Quincy Adams is elected President of the United States.
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