© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir George Back
by Edward Francis Finden, published by John Samuel Murray, after Richard Woodman Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1828
5 7/8 in. x 3 3/4 in. (148 mm x 95 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
- Sir George Back (1796-1878), Naval officer and explorer. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Edward Francis Finden (1791-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 33 portraits.
- John Samuel Murray (1778-1843), Publisher. Artist associated with 36 portraits, Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
- Richard Woodman (1784-1859), Engraver and portrait painter. Artist associated with 30 portraits.
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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.