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Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby, by Henry Bryan Hall, printed by  Wilkinson & Dawe, published by  Henry Thomas Ryall, published by  James Fraser, published by  Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after  Madame Meunier, published 1837 - NPG D35537 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby

by Henry Bryan Hall, printed by Wilkinson & Dawe, published by Henry Thomas Ryall, published by James Fraser, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Madame Meunier
stipple engraving, published 1837
13 3/8 in. x 10 1/4 in. (339 mm x 259 mm) plate size; 14 in. x 10 7/8 in. (357 mm x 275 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D35537


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  • James Fraser (after 1804-1841), Publisher. Artist associated with 47 portraits.
  • Henry Bryan Hall (1808-1884), Printmaker. Artist associated with 30 portraits.
  • Madame Meunier (active 19th century), Painter. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
  • Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt (1796-1871), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 59 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Henry Thomas Ryall (1811-1867), Engraver. Artist associated with 51 portraits.
  • Wilkinson & Dawe (active 1837-1838), Printers. Artist associated with 10 portraits.

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  • NPG D35538: Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby (from same plate)
  • NPG D35539: Dudley Ryder, 1st Earl of Harrowby (from same plate)

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Current affairs

The controversial monarch William IV dies of pneumonia in June leaving no legitimate heirs, and is succeeded to the throne by his niece Victoria, one month after her eighteenth birthday. The Registration Act of Births, Marriages and Deaths makes it compulsory for all births, marriages and deaths to be registered at a Registry Office.

Art and science

Dickens's second novel Oliver Twist is serialised in Bentley's Magazine. The story of the orphan Oliver is an attack on the Poor Law Amendment Acts (1834), a highly contentious piece of legislation which abolished outdoor relief, effectively increasing entry in the workhouse. The novel, famously made into a musical in 1968, marks Dickens as an outspoken social critic as well as a highly popular and commercial writer.

International

The Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin is killed in a duel with Baron Georges d'Anthès. Considered the founder of modern Russian literature, Pushkin blended Old Slavonic with vernacular Russian and was the first Russian writer to use everyday speech in his poetry. His works include Eugene Onegin.

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