© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Gordon, 5th Duke of Gordon
by Charles Turner, after J. McKenzie Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, circa 1830
15 1/2 in. x 12 3/8 in. (393 mm x 314 mm) plate size; 19 1/8 in. x 14 3/8 in. (486 mm x 365 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- J. McKenzie. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
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Art and science
Liverpool and Manchester Railway opens; MP William Huskisson is run down by a train and killed at the inaugural ceremony.William Cobbett publishes Rural Rides
; a nostalgic tribute to the English countryside which expresses dismay at the sweeping changes taking place.
July Revolution in France overthrows the Bourbon dynasty. Charles X goes into exile in England and Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans is proclaimed King by the Chamber of Deputies who fear European opposition to the declaration of a second Republic.