4 of 8 portraits of Antonio Canova
by William Henry Worthington, published by Septimus Prowett, after François Xavier Fabre
line engraving, published 1824
13 1/2 in. x 9 1/4 in. (343 mm x 234 mm) plate size; 18 7/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (481 mm x 326 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1953
Sitterback to top
- Antonio Canova (1757-1822), Italian sculptor and painter. Sitter associated with 8 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- François Xavier Fabre (1766-1837), Painter, printmaker and collector. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
- Septimus Prowett (1797-1867), Publisher, bookseller and picture dealer. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- William Henry Worthington (circa 1790-after 1839), Engraver. Artist associated with 33 portraits.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- British Artists in Rome: The John Partridge Sketchbook, 1823 - 27 (21 August 2010 - 27 March 2011)
Events of 1824back to top
Current affairsAnti-Trade Union Combination Acts of 1799 and 1800 are repealed after persuasive arguments from radical Francis Place that prohibition of workers' combinations only increased their appeal. The unions had been banned for fear that they were becoming involved in democratic politics.
Art and scienceNational Gallery is established when Parliament agrees to purchase a collection of thirty-eight paintings from the estate of philanthropist John Julius Angerstein. William Seguier is appointed first Keeper.
Society of British Artists holds its first exhibition, aiming to appeal to a broader art public than those who visited the Royal Academy.
InternationalLord Byron dies of a fever at Missolonghi while fighting in the Greek War of Independence.
Britain declares war on Burma after threat of Indian invasion.
Singapore is ceded to Britain.
John Constable's Haywain receives Gold Medal at the Paris Salon.
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