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Edward Venables Vernon Harcourt
by and published by William James Ward, printed by Chatfield & Co, after William Owen Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published September 1828 (1811)
22 3/8 in. x 16 1/2 in. (567 mm x 418 mm) plate size; 24 1/2 in. x 17 3/4 in. (621 mm x 452 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1962
- Chatfield & Co (active 1826-1828), Printers. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- William Owen (1769-1825), Painter. Artist associated with 97 portraits.
- William James Ward (circa 1800-1840), Engraver; son of William Ward. Artist associated with 38 portraits.
- NPG D35312: Edward Venables Vernon Harcourt (from same plate)
Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.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.