© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Jean Pierre Dantan Click on the links below to find out more
plaster cast of caricature bust, 1833
12 1/4 in. (311 mm) high
Given by Philip Henry George Gosse, 1953
- Samuel Rogers (1763-1855), Poet, banker and art connoisseur. Sitter in 23 portraits.
Shaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry. Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.
Art and science
Charles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia
after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations.Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz
in the Monthly Magazine
Abolition of slavery in the British Empire; 780,000 slaves are freed, £20 million is allocated as compensation for slave owners and a six year apprenticeship system for freed slaves is established.