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John Pye Smith

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John Pye Smith

by William Thomas Fry, published by B.J. Holdsworth, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple and line engraving, published 1824
6 1/8 in. x 4 7/8 in. (157 mm x 123 mm) paper size
Given by Bonnie and Robert Meech, 2010
Reference Collection
NPG D42502

Sitterback to top

  • John Pye Smith (1774-1851), Congregational minister. Sitter associated with 2 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • William Thomas Fry (1789-1843), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 62 portraits.
  • B.J. Holdsworth (active 1819-1828), London bookseller and publisher. Artist or producer associated with 5 portraits.
  • Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1863), Painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Artist or producer associated with 263 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.

Events of 1824back to top

Current affairs

Anti-Trade Union Combination Acts of 1799 and 1800 are repealed after persuasive arguments from radical Francis Place that prohibition of workers' combinations only increased their appeal. The unions had been banned for fear that they were becoming involved in democratic politics.

Art and science

National 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.

International

Lord Byron dies of a fever at Missolonghi while fighting in the Greek War of Independence.
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.

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