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John Rickman (1771-1840), Statistician

Sitter in 4 portraits
Statistician. He proposed the first census of the population and was responsible for the ten-yearly reports published between 1801 and 1831. An official of the House of Commons from 1814 to 18, he was a strong opponent of the theories of Malthus, and a friend of Southey, Charles Lamb and Telford.

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The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, 1833-1843
On display in Room 20 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 54

D14356

John Rickman

by Miss Turner, printed by Graf & Soret, after Samuel Lane
lithograph, (1831)
NPG D14356

D19805

John Rickman

by Samuel Bellin, after Samuel Lane
mezzotint, published 4 December 1843 (circa 1831)
NPG D19805

D1380

John Rickman

by Samuel Bellin, after Samuel Lane
mezzotint, published 4 December 1843 (circa 1831)
NPG D1380