Sir George Biddell Airy

1 portrait of Sir George Biddell Airy

Sir George Biddell Airy, by Isaac Ware Slater, published by  W. Mason, published by  William Henry Mason, printed by  Graf & Soret, after  Thomas Charles Wageman, circa 1828-1836 - NPG D42551 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir George Biddell Airy

by Isaac Ware Slater, published by W. Mason, published by William Henry Mason, printed by Graf & Soret, after Thomas Charles Wageman
lithograph, circa 1828-1836
14 1/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (359 mm x 289 mm) paper size
Given by Bonnie and Robert Meech, 2010
Reference Collection
NPG D42551

Sitterback to top

Artistsback to top

  • Graf & Soret (active 1833-1856), Lithographic printers. Artist associated with 104 portraits.
  • William Henry Mason (1810-1879), Printseller. Artist associated with 14 portraits.
  • W. Mason (active 1825-1833), Profile painter and printseller. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
  • Isaac Ware Slater (1784-1836), Painter and lithographer. Artist associated with 21 portraits.
  • Thomas Charles Wageman (1787-1863), Painter, printmaker and draughtsman. Artist associated with 262 portraits, Sitter associated with 2 portraits.

Events of 1828back to top

Current affairs

Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.
Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane.
Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.

Art and science

London Zoological Gardens open in Regent's Park. They provide both entertainment and a supply of exotic specimens for naturalists and anatomists such as Richard Owen who becomes a European authority on the subject.


Daniel O'Connell is elected Member of Parliament for County Clare but as a Catholic is not permitted to take his seat.

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