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!
Unknown - portrait of Percy Shelley
This is a rare miniature portrait of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822). He was one of the major English Romantic poets and is critically regarded as among the finest lyric poets in the English language. Shelley was famous for his association with John Keats and Lord Byron. The novelist Mary Shelley was his second wife. The miniature is in a contemporary frame which is inscribed "Percy B Shelley 1792-1822". The writing style appears to be consistent with a date of around 1825. The…
‘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…
PORTRAIT MINIATURE OF A RED-HAIRED GENTLEMAN IN DARK BLUE COAT, CIRCA 1805-10.
Watercolor on ivory, 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches. The reverse inscribed "J.W. Baisler." In a black painted wood frame with brass bezel, 5 x 4 1/4 inches.
Charles Jagger (British, 1770-1827) An Officer, wearing scarlet coatee with blue facings, silver lace, buttons and epaulettes, frilled white chemise and black stock
Charles Jagger (British, 1770-1827) - An Officer, wearing scarlet coatee with blue facings, silver lace, buttons and epaulettes, frilled white chemise and black stock. Signed on the obverse Jagger, gold frame, the reverse glazed to reveal plaited hair. Oval, 68mm (2 11/16in) high Literature: Daphne Foskett, Collecting Miniatures, Woodbridge, 1979, p.245, ill.pl.60A