© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir George de Lacy Evans
by M. O'Connor, printed by W. Clerk, published by J.O. Clerk Click on the links below to find out more
lithograph, 1833 or after
15 7/8 in. x 11 1/8 in. (403 mm x 281 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- J.O. Clerk (active 1830s), Publisher. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- W. Clerk (active 1830s), Lithographic printer. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- M. O'Connor (active circa 1834), Lithographer. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
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in the Monthly Magazine
Abolition of slavery in the British Empire; 780,000 slaves are freed, £20 million is allocated as compensation for slave owners and a six year apprenticeship system for freed slaves is established.