© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Derby, after John Michael Wright Click on the links below to find out more
pencil, circa 1835-1842 (mid 17th century)
9 in. x 7 3/8 in. (229 mm x 186 mm)
- George Vernon (1635-1702), Builder for Sudbury Hall. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- William Derby (1786-1847), Watercolour and miniature painter. Artist associated with 133 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- John Michael Wright (1617-1694), Painter. Artist associated with 28 portraits.
Lord Melbourne, Whig, becomes Prime Minister following Peel's resignation. Melbourne's government took steps to suppress trade union activity, introducing legislation against 'illegal oaths', contributing to the failure of Robert Owen's Grand National Consolidated Trades' Union.
Art and science
Felix Dujardin, the French biologist, reveals protoplasm. Work on the enlargement and remodelling of Buckingham House to designs by the architect John Nash is completed, creating Buckingham Palace.
Juan Manuel de Rosas becomes dictator of Argentina, invoking a seventeen year rule dominated by terror. A powerful cattle rancher, he represents the rise of the estancieros
, the new landed oligarchy based on commercial ranching.