Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt
by John Burnet, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, sold by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Sir William Allan
line engraving, published 25 March 1835 (1831)
22 1/8 in. x 16 1/8 in. (562 mm x 409 mm) plate size; 25 in. x 19 5/8 in. (635 mm x 499 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Sir Walter Scott, 1st Bt (1771-1832), Novelist and poet. Sitter associated with 47 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Sir William Allan (1782-1850), Painter and engraver; President of the Royal Scottish Academy. Artist associated with 9 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- John Burnet (1784-1868), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 11 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Hodgson, Boys & Graves (active 1835), Publishers. Artist associated with 17 portraits.
- Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt (1796-1871), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 60 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (6 Pall Mall, London; 20 Threadneedle Street)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1835back to top
Current affairsLord Melbourne, Whig, becomes Prime Minister following Peel's resignation. Melbourne's government took steps to suppress trade union activity, introducing legislation against 'illegal oaths', contributing to the failure of Robert Owen's Grand National Consolidated Trades' Union.
Art and scienceFelix Dujardin, the French biologist, reveals protoplasm.
Work on the enlargement and remodelling of Buckingham House to designs by the architect John Nash is completed, creating Buckingham Palace.
InternationalJuan Manuel de Rosas becomes dictator of Argentina, invoking a seventeen year rule dominated by terror. A powerful cattle rancher, he represents the rise of the estancieros, the new landed oligarchy based on commercial ranching.
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