4 of 5 portraits of William Hazlitt
by Charles W. Marr, published by Saunders & Otley, after William Bewick
stipple engraving, published 20 May 1836
9 1/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (231 mm x 150 mm) plate size; 10 in. x 7 1/4 in. (253 mm x 183 mm) paper size
Sitterback to top
- William Hazlitt (1778-1830), Essayist, journalist and critic. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist or producer of 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- William Bewick (1795-1866), Portrait and history painter. Artist or producer associated with 5 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Charles W. Marr (active 1821-1836), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.
- Saunders & Otley (active 1834-circa 1865), Librarians and publishers to the Queen. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- British Artists in Rome: The John Partridge Sketchbook, 1823 - 27 (21 August 2010 - 27 March 2011)
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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