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William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, by William Henry Mote, published by  Harding & Lepard, after  Charles Jervas, published 1831 - NPG D21503 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath

by William Henry Mote, published by Harding & Lepard, after Charles Jervas
line engraving, published 1831
14 3/4 in. x 10 3/8 in. (376 mm x 265 mm) plate size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D21503


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  • Harding & Lepard (active 1826-1836), Publishers. Artist associated with 73 portraits.
  • Charles Jervas (1675-1739), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 40 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • William Henry Mote (1803-1871), Line and stipple engraver. Artist associated with 73 portraits.

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Parliamentary Reform Bill is rejected by the House of Lords prompting riots in Nottingham, Derby and Bristol.

Art and science

Michael Faraday demonstrates electromagnetic induction. Death of Lady Sarah Ponsonby, last of the famous Ladies of Llangollen who attracted many of the leading names in art and literature to visit them at their home in Plas Newydd, Wales. Opening of New London Bridge, designed by John Rennie.

International

Violinist Niccolo Paganini arrives in England from Italy and embarks on a six month tour of the country after astonishing London audiences with his virtuoso performances. Revolutionary outbreaks in Modena, Parma and the Papal States influenced by the July Revolution in France the previous year.

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