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17 People in sitter grouping: Chartists

Drafted by William Lovett and Francis Place in 1838, the people's Charter set out 6 demands for parliamentary reform, following growing unrest and discontentment with the Reform Act of 1832. Demands included the right for all men to vote, an annual voting system and for Members of Parliament to receive a salary. Considered as the first mass movement driven by working classes in Britain, the radical movement gained support and petitions signed by millions were presented to the House of Commons between 1839 – 1848. The third petition presented to the House of Commons was signed by over 3 million but was also rejected. Despite the movement's short life span, it was to have a powerful effect on parliament and by 1918, 5 out of the 6 demands had been approved and passed.

Thomas Attwood

1783-1856
Political reformer
Sitter in 3 portraits

John Collins

active early 19th century
Joint author of 'Chartism: A New Organisation of the People'
Sitter in 2 portraits

William Cuffay

1788-1870
London Chartist leader
Sitter in 1 portrait

William Paul Dowling

circa 1824-1877
Chartist, portrait painter and photographer
Artist associated with 1 portrait

Thomas Slingsby Duncombe

1796-1861
Radical politician; MP for Hertford and Finsbury
Sitter in 12 portraits

Robert Emmet

1778-1803
Irish nationalist
Sitter in 2 portraits

John Frost

1784-1877
Chartist
Sitter in 4 portraits

Henry Hunt

1773-1835
Radical politician and demagogue; MP for Preston
Sitter associated with 14 portraits

Ann Knight

1792-1868
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits

William Lovett

1800-1877
Chartist and social reformer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Peter Murray M'Douall (McDouall)

circa 1814-1854
Chartist and medical practitioner
Sitter in 1 portrait

Richard Oastler

1789-1861
Reformer
Sitter in 3 portraits

James ('Bronterre') O'Brien

1805-1864
Chartist
Sitter in 1 portrait

Feargus Edward O'Connor

1796?-1855
Chartist leader
Sitter associated with 5 portraits

Elizabeth Pease

active 1840
Slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 4 portraits

William Prowting Roberts

1806-1871
Lawyer and Chartist
Sitter in 1 portrait

Joseph Rayner Stephens

1805-1879
Social reformer
Sitter in 3 portraits