From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Name/TitleT. B. Macaulay.
About this objectThe Johnson, Wilson & Co. Publishers produced steel engraving in the 19th century. Depicted in the image is Thomas Babcock Macaulay (25 October 1800 – 28 December 1859) was a British historian and Whig politician. Macaulay was also an essayist and reviewer. T. B. Macauley’s books on British history are greatly admired and considered literary masterpieces. Macaulay held political office as Secretary at War 1839-41, and the Paymaster-General between 1846-1848. Macaulay was a major contributor in introducing English and western concepts to education in India. Macaulay wrote an argument on the subject in the “Macaulay Minute” published in 1835.
Place MadeNew York City, New York
MakerJohnson, Wilson & Co. Publishers
Date Madec.a. 1855
Medium and MaterialsSteel Engraving
Inscription and Marksrecto: [ink] T. B. Macaulayrecto:[ink] Likeness after a photograph from life by Maule of London. recto: [ink] Johnson, Wilson & Co. Publishers, New York. verso: [pencil] G 775 verso: [pencil] 74:072:1verso: [pencil] 251
Measurementsimage: 19 cm x 13.6 cm
overall: 27.4 cm x 21.2 cm
Subject and Association Keywords19th century engraving
Subject and Association Keywords1800s
Subject and Association KeywordsThomas Babington Macaulay
Subject and Association KeywordsJohnson, Wilson & Co. Publishers
Subject and Association Keywordssteel engraving
Subject and Association KeywordsNew York