© National Portrait Gallery, London
Abigail Mary Allen; James Allen
by Thomas Howell Jones Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, 1829 or after
5 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (145 mm x 184 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Abigail Mary Allen (active 1807-1829), Wife of James Allen; male impersonator. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- James Allen (1787-1829), Male impersonator. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Metropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.
Art and science
Success of George Stephenson's Rocket
steam engine at Rainhill Trials.First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs. Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.
Andrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.