by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, published by Hurst, Robinson & Co, after George Henry Harlow
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1824 (circa 1817)
10 3/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. (265 mm x 208 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- James Northcote (1746-1831), Painter; pupil and biographer of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Sitter associated with 23 portraits, Artist associated with 103 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- George Henry Harlow (1787-1819), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 80 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
- Hurst, Robinson & Co (active 1824-1825), Publishers. Artist associated with 21 portraits.
- Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 192 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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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.
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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.