© National Portrait Gallery, London
Mary Frances Fitzgerald
by George Raphael Ward, after Sir Thomas Lawrence Click on the links below to find out more
13 1/4 in. x 12 5/8 in. (337 mm x 322 mm) plate size; 15 in. x 14 1/4 in. (380 mm x 362 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Mary Frances Fitzgerald (1779-1855), Wife of John Purcell, who assumed the name of Fitzgerald. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 684 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- George Raphael Ward (1799-1878), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 47 portraits.
- NPG D36943: Mary Frances Fitzgerald (from same plate)
Strikes, contract breaking and worker intimidation prompt the passing of a new Anti-Trade Union Combination Act to the dismay of economist John McCulloch, MP Joseph Hume and radical Francis Place who had worked for the repeal of the previous year. Catholic Relief Bill is rejected by the House of Lords.
Art and science
Construction of Thames Tunnel begins under the direction of Marc Isambard Brunel.Stockton to Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger system, opens.William Hazlitt publishes The Spirit of the Age
; twenty-five pen-portraits of his contemporaries in the world of literature, philosophy and politics.
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
premieres in London. John Quincy Adams is elected President of the United States.