6 of 12 portraits by James Anthony Molteno
by and printed by William Radclyffe, printed by Thomas Radclyffe, published by Edward Peach, published by Beilby & Knotts, published by James Anthony Molteno, after John Vincent Barber
line engraving, published 1 February 1819
20 3/8 in. x 14 1/8 in. (518 mm x 358 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- John Milner (1752-1826), Catholic divine and writer on theology and ecclesiatical antiquities. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- John Vincent Barber (1788-1838), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
- Beilby & Knotts (active 1812-1828), Publishers. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
- James Anthony Molteno (active 1817-1846), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 12 portraits.
- Edward Peach (1771-1839), Priest and publisher. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
- Thomas Radclyffe (active 1817-1825), Printer and publisher. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.
- William Radclyffe (1783-1855), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 4 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (St Chads, Birmingham; High Street, Birmingham; Pall Mall, London)
Events of 1819back to top
Current affairsPeterloo Massacre leaves eleven dead and four hundred wounded as crowds, gathered to hear radical Henry Hunt call for reform of the House of Commons, are forcibly dispersed.
Six Acts are passed, stiffening the 1795 Treason Act and introducing a tax on the periodical press which was viewed as seditious.
Art and sciencePercy Bysshe Shelley writes Ode to the West Wind during a year of extraordinary creativity in which he also finishes Prometheus Unbound.
Lord Byron publishes his tour-de-force Don Juan; one man's mock-epic odyssey through a world without fixed principles.
First ship with a steam engine crosses the Atlantic in twenty-eight days.
InternationalThomas Jefferson establishes the University of Virginia.
Royal Navy anti-slave squadron is set up to patrol the West African coastline.
French physician Rene Laennac invents the stethoscope.
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