8 of 8 portraits of Antonio Canova
by James Posselwhite, published by William Mackenzie, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mixed method, before 1884
10 3/4 in. x 7 1/8 in. (272 mm x 180 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Antonio Canova (1757-1822), Italian sculptor and painter. Sitter associated with 8 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 688 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- William Mackenzie (active mid 19th century), Publishers. Artist associated with 5 portraits.
- James Posselwhite (1798-1884), Engraver. Artist associated with 44 portraits.
Events of 1884back to top
Current affairsThe Third Reform Act further reduces the financial threshold for voters, extending the franchise to all householders in the counties, achieving uniformity with those in the boroughs, and effectively doubling the electorate from 2.5 million to just under 5 million.
Foundation of the socialist group, the Fabian Society. The group quickly grows in size, including members Eleanor Marx, George Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb.