by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1835
9 in. x 6 1/2 in. (228 mm x 165 mm) plate size; 10 3/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (265 mm x 199 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Elizabeth Johnson (1721-1792), Wife of William Johnson of Torrington; sister of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Sitter in 3 portraits.
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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.