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Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey, by William Brett, by  Samuel Cousins, after  William Robinson, (1827) - NPG D34849 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Thomas Philip de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey

by William Brett, by Samuel Cousins, after William Robinson
mezzotint, (1827)
19 7/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (505 mm x 352 mm) plate size; 25 1/8 in. x 17 7/8 in. (637 mm x 455 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D34849


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  • William Brett (active 1824-1830), Reproductive engraver. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
  • Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), Engraver. Artist associated with 167 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • William Robinson (1799-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 7 portraits.

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Current affairs

Lord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.

Art and science

University College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.

International

Britain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino. Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.

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