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Sir John Poo Beresford, 1st Bt

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Sir John Poo Beresford, 1st Bt, by Thomas Hodgetts, after  Sir William Beechey, circa 1828 - NPG D31699 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir John Poo Beresford, 1st Bt

by Thomas Hodgetts, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, circa 1828
14 in. x 11 1/2 in. (355 mm x 291 mm) plate size; 19 7/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. (505 mm x 320 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1908
Reference Collection
NPG D31699

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Sitterback to top

  • Sir John Poo Beresford, 1st Bt (1766-1844), Admiral and Conservative politician: MP for Coleraine, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northallerton and Chatham. Sitter in 3 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 250 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Thomas Hodgetts (active 1801-1846), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 76 portraits.

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Current affairs

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.

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