by Robert Cooper, published by Henry Colburn, after William Derby, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
line engraving, published May 1825
12 1/2 in. x 9 1/8 in. (317 mm x 233 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 12 in. (442 mm x 306 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1956
Artistsback to top
- Henry Colburn (1784 or 1785-1855), Publisher. Artist associated with 28 portraits.
- Robert Cooper (active 1795-died 1828), Historical and portrait engraver. Artist associated with 190 portraits.
- William Derby (1786-1847), Watercolour and miniature painter. Artist associated with 133 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1686 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
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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