© National Portrait Gallery, London
Richard Parkes Bonington
by Margaret Sarah Carpenter (née Geddes) Click on the links below to find out more
chalk, circa 1827
17 1/2 in. x 13 in. (445 mm x 330 mm)
Given by William Callow, 1877
- NPG 444: Richard Parkes Bonington (finished work)
Lord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.
Art and science
University College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.
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