2 of 6 portraits of William Knibb
by George Baxter
baxtertype print, 1847
10 7/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (275 mm x 225 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- William Knibb (1803-1845), Missionary and slavery abolitionist. Sitter in 6 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 357
Events of 1847back to top
Current affairsThe 10 Hours Factory Act passed, regulating working hours for women and children under the age of eighteen to effectively a maximum of ten hours a day.
The Communist League is founded in London, attended by Friedrich Engels. The League draws up a set of rules and aims, including overthrowing the bourgeoisie and empowering the Proleteriat, and ending class division, forming the basis of Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto (1848).