1816 May 2. August Egg born, third son of Joseph Egg, gunmaker in Piccadilly.
1836 Admitted as Probatoner to the Royal Academy Schools
1841 October: participates in committee to consider establshing a new exhibition.
1843 Exhibits The Introdiuction of Sir Piercie Shafton to Robert Gledinning; travels with W. P. Frith on the Continent.
1844 Exhibits The Devil on Two Sticks
1845 Exhibits Autolyclus seling his wares (scene from A Winter's Tale); Exhibits Buckingham Rebuffed
c.1845 Exhibits in Westminster Hall Love
1846 Moves from Gerrard Street to Ivy Cottage, Queen's Road, Bayswater; Exhibits at the Royal Acaemy two works: Katherine and Petruccio and Bianca and her Music-Maker
1848 Queen Elizabeth discovers she is no longer young
1850 Working on Peter the Great's first sight of Katherine of Russia
1851 Exhibits Pepys's introduction to Nell Gwynn. Arranges sale of W. H. Hunt's Rienzi to a Mr. Gibbons of Regent's Park
1852 Acts in amateur production of Bulwer-Lytton's Not so bad as we seem at the Haymarket to raise funds for "decayed players."
1853 Working on The Life and Death of Buckingham (Mellon Art Center for British Art, Yale U.). Moved to the Elms, Campden Hill
1854 Exhibits A Scene from "Nigel" and A Study [Charles I raising his standard at Nottingham].
1855 Acts in amateur productions of Wilkie Collin's Frozen Deep throughout England. Purchases Wallis's The Death of Chatterton.
1857 Exhibits A Scene from Thackeray's "Esmond" and Beatrice dubbing Esmond her knight. Purchases P. B. Morris's Voices from the Sea before its completion — one of many examples of his helping young artists, including Wallis and Hunt.
1858 Exhibits work now known as Past and Present.
Hunt, William Holman. "Notes on the Life of August L. Egg." The Reader. 1 (1863): 462, 486-67, 557-58; 2 (1863): 42-43, 91, 516-17; 3 (1864): 56-57. The essay appeared anonymously, but Hunt discusses writing it with William Bell Scott, one of whose letters he included in the text.
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