The Peninsular Heroes Assembled at the United Services Club
Mezzotint1 November 1847
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About the artist
Frederick Bromley, who engraved works after Daniel Maclise, J. P. Knight and Charles and Edwin Landseer, is thought to be the son of engraver William Bromley (c. 1769- 1842) and the brother of engravers James Bromley (1800-1838) and John Charles Bromley (died 1839). However, Redgrave suggests that Frederick was in fact the son of John Charles.
John Prescott Knight, portrait painter, was born in Stafford, son of the comedian Edward Knight. He initially worked as junior clerk for a West India merchant in London before studying drawing with Henry Sass and colouring with George Clint. In 1823, he entered the Royal Academy Schools. He painted several important figures of the Victorian age as well as large group portraits. Many of his works were engraved. In 1831, he married genre painter Clarissa Isabella Hague. He became a member of the Royal Academy in 1844 and later Professor of Perspective at the Academy Schools and Secretary of the Academy. In 1878, he was made a chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. Knight died in London aged 78 and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery.
- painting (as Subject), topography, portrait, male portrait, text-based work, 19th century costume, military uniform, trousers, glove, Viscount, Duke, sword, major general, general, colonel, field marshal, Napoleonic Wars, Peninsular War, window, bookcase, curtain, carpet, chair, table (as Subject), public interiors
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