Stephen Galway Adye

1 portrait of Stephen Galway Adye

Stephen Galway Adye, by William Salter, circa 1837-1838 - NPG 3690 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Stephen Galway Adye

by William Salter
oil on canvas, circa 1837-1838
21 in. x 17 in. (533 mm x 432 mm)
Bequeathed by William Dalziel Mackenzie, 1950
Primary Collection
NPG 3690


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Sitterback to top

  • Stephen Galway Adye (died 1838), Colonel of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • William Salter (1804-1875), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 93 portraits.

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  • Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 4

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Current affairs

The controversial monarch William IV dies of pneumonia in June leaving no legitimate heirs, and is succeeded to the throne by his niece Victoria, one month after her eighteenth birthday. The Registration Act of Births, Marriages and Deaths makes it compulsory for all births, marriages and deaths to be registered at a Registry Office.

Art and science

Dickens's second novel Oliver Twist is serialised in Bentley's Magazine. The story of the orphan Oliver is an attack on the Poor Law Amendment Acts (1834), a highly contentious piece of legislation which abolished outdoor relief, effectively increasing entry in the workhouse. The novel, famously made into a musical in 1968, marks Dickens as an outspoken social critic as well as a highly popular and commercial writer.

International

The Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin is killed in a duel with Baron Georges d'Anthès. Considered the founder of modern Russian literature, Pushkin blended Old Slavonic with vernacular Russian and was the first Russian writer to use everyday speech in his poetry. His works include Eugene Onegin.

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