6 of 7 portraits of Richard Clark
by John Scarlett Davis, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1829
21 7/8 in. x 16 in. (556 mm x 406 mm) plate size; 25 3/4 in. x 19 5/8 in. (654 mm x 499 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt, 1910
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- Richard Clark (1739-1831), Attorney and Chamberlain of London. Sitter in 7 portraits.
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Current affairsMetropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.
Art and scienceSuccess of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs. Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.
InternationalAndrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.
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