© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir John Franklin
replica by Thomas Phillips Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, 1828
30 1/4 in. x 20 1/4 in. (768 mm x 514 mm)
Bequeathed by Lady Franklin's niece, Miss Sophia Cracroft, 1892
- Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 215 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Hart-Davis, Adam, Chain Reactions, 2000, p. 144
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 180
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 228
Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane.Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.
Art and science
London Zoological Gardens open in Regent's Park. They provide both entertainment and a supply of exotic specimens for naturalists and anatomists such as Richard Owen who becomes a European authority on the subject.
Daniel O'Connell is elected Member of Parliament for County Clare but as a Catholic is not permitted to take his seat.