by Henry Cousins, published by Agnew & Zanetti, published by Francis Graves & Co, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 1 May 1836
20 3/4 in. x 15 3/8 in. (527 mm x 389 mm) plate size; 27 1/8 in. x 20 in. (690 mm x 508 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
Artistsback to top
- Agnew & Zanetti (active 1823-1837), Publishers. Artist associated with 36 portraits.
- Henry Cousins (1809-1864), Engraver; brother of Samuel Cousins. Artist associated with 62 portraits.
- Francis Graves & Co (active 1836), Publishers. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- James Lonsdale (1777-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 107 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (Repository of Arts, Manchester; 23 Cockspur Street, London)
Events of 1836back to top
Current affairsWilliam Lovett founds the Working Men's Association, the precursor to Chartism, with the aim to achieving equal social and political rights between men of all classes.
A reduction in stamp duty from 4d to 1d helps to keep unstamped newspapers off the street, and leads to wider circulation of legal newspapers.
The first railway line is built in London, connecting to Greenwich and operated by the London Greenwich Railway (LGR).
Art and scienceThe American poet and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson outlines his theory of transcendentalism in Nature, in which he argues for individualism above traditional authority, stressing the infinitude of the private self and the possibility of achieving an original relation to the universe.
The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer publishes On the Will in Nature, a precursor to his famous The World as Will and Representation.
InternationalTexas declares its independence from Mexico following a series of battles, including those at the Alamo and Goliad. Sam Houston is the first president of Texas, serving both in 1836-38 and 1841-44.
The city of Adelaide is founded in Australia, at the mouth of the Torrens river, named in honour of Queen Adelaide, consort of William IV.
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