Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles, Oil on canvas, 1817, by George Francis Joseph. Raffles (1781–1826) was a British statesman, best known for his founding of the city of Singapore & the London Zoo. He was also heavily involved in the conquest of the Indonesian island of Java from Dutch & French military forces during the Napoleonic Wars & contributed to the expansion of the British Empire. He was also an amateur writer & wrote a book titled History of Java (1817).
Portrait of Captain Forster - (after) Sir George Hayter
Portrait of Captain Forster - (after) Sir George Hayter - WikiGallery.org, the largest gallery in the world: wikigallery - the largest virtaul gallery in the world with more than 150,000 on display. Always open and always free!
‘Sir David Wilkie, R.A.’, John Jackson, c.1815–20 | Tate
Artwork page for ‘Sir David Wilkie, R.A.’, John Jackson, c.1815–20 Sir David Wilkie was one of the most important figures in the development of genre or subject painting at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Pictures by him can be seen in this room as well as Galleries 5 and 9. His work borrowed from the example of Dutch and Flemish art of the seventeenth century, which was then proving popular with art collectors. Hazlitt wrote that Wilkie's pictures 'may be considered as diaries, or…