9 of 61 portraits by Henry Edward Dawe
by Henry Edward Dawe, published by Robert Scott, published by Wardlaw & Cunningham, after Peter Paillou
mezzotint, published 1823 (1822)
22 in. x 16 in. (558 mm x 407 mm) plate size; 26 3/4 in. x 19 5/8 in. (680 mm x 499 mm) paper size
Sitterback to top
- Ralph Wardlaw (1779-1821), Congregational minister and theologian. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Henry Edward Dawe (1790-1848), Painter and printmaker. Artist associated with 61 portraits.
- Peter Paillou (active 1763-1806), Painter. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Robert Scott (1777-1841), Engraver. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- Wardlaw & Cunningham (active 1823), Booksellers and Publishers. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Events of 1823back to top
Current affairsGaols 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 scienceArchitect, 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.
InternationalCatholic 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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