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William Hazlitt

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William Hazlitt, by Marr, published by  Saunders & Otley, after  William Bewick, published 20 May 1836 - NPG D38514 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Hazlitt

by Marr, published by Saunders & Otley, after William Bewick
stipple engraving, published 20 May 1836
9 1/8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (231 mm x 150 mm) plate size; 10 in. x 7 1/4 in. (253 mm x 183 mm) paper size
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NPG D38514

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  • William Hazlitt (1778-1830), Essayist, journalist and critic. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.

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  • William Bewick (1795-1866), Portrait and history painter. Artist associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Marr (active 1836), Engraver. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
  • Saunders & Otley (active 1834-circa 1865), Librarians and publishers to the Queen. Artist associated with 1 portrait.

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The American poet and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson outlines his theory of transcendentalism in Nature, in which he argues for individualism above traditional authority, stressing the infinitude of the private self and the possibility of achieving an original relation to the universe. The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer publishes On the Will in Nature, a precursor to his famous The World as Will and Representation.


Texas declares its independence from Mexico following a series of battles, including those at the Alamo and Goliad. Sam Houston is the first president of Texas, serving both in 1836-38 and 1841-44. The city of Adelaide is founded in Australia, at the mouth of the Torrens river, named in honour of Queen Adelaide, consort of William IV.

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