© National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury
by Samuel Cousins, after Henry William Pickersgill Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1835 (1833)
19 5/8 in. x 14 7/8 in. (498 mm x 377 mm) plate size; 23 in. x 17 1/8 in. (585 mm x 434 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest Swain, 1898
- Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), Engraver. Artist associated with 167 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Henry William Pickersgill (1782-1875), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 108 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- NPG 1987: Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury (source portrait)
- NPG D38202: Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury (from same plate)
- NPG D40782: Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury (from same plate)
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.