Sir Thomas Potter
Sir Thomas Potter
by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, printed by Brooker & Harrison, published by Thomas Agnew, and published by John Gadsby, and published by Ackermann & Co, after William Bradley
stipple engraving, published 24 February 1844
14 in. x 12 1/8 in. (355 mm x 309 mm) plate size; 23 3/4 in. x 17 1/4 in. (603 mm x 438 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
Sitterback to top
- Sir Thomas Potter (1774-1845), Merchant and Mayor of Manchester. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Ackermann & Co (active 1829-1859), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
- Thomas Agnew (1794-1871), Art dealer. Artist associated with 59 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- William Bradley (1801-1857), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
- Brooker & Harrison (active 1842-circa 1906), Printers. Artist associated with 50 portraits.
- John Gadsby (active 1839-1845), Printer and anti Corn Law campaigner. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds Jr (1794-1872), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 69 portraits.
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Events of 1844back to top
Current affairsBritain experiences a railway boom. Peel's government passes a series of Acts creating provision of cheap, regular rail services. George Hudson, the first great railway entrepreneur, who controlled over 1,000 miles of railway track and whose enterprises made York a major commercial and transport hub, becomes known as 'the Railway King'.
Art and scienceDisraeli's Coningsby is published. The first of his 1840s 'Young England' trilogy, it was the cultural manifesto of Disraeli's vision for a new Conservativism.
David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson set up their innovative and pioneering photography studio in Edinburgh, capturing portraits of both Scottish society figures and workers, as well as urban and rural landscape scenes.
InternationalTensions continue to mount in Eastern Europe over Russian imperialist ambitions, as Tsar Nicholas I describes the Ottoman Empire as 'the Sick Man of Europe'.
With the overthrow of the Haitians, the Spanish-speaking portion of the island of Hispaniola gains independence, as the Dominican Republic.
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