Charles Tennyson d'Eyncourt
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after John Harrison Jr Click on the links below to find out more
mixed-method engraving, after 1832
17 in. x 13 1/2 in. (433 mm x 344 mm) plate size; 19 1/8 in. x 15 5/8 in. (487 mm x 396 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John Harrison Jr (active 1801-1852), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 192 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
William IV agrees to the creation of new peers in order to obtain the passage of the Reform Act, although this proved unnecessary when the Tories withdrew opposition. Male franchise is extended by fifty percent; fifty-six 'rotten boroughs' lose representation and forty-one new constituencies are created. Irish and Scottish Reform Acts are also passed.
Art and science
Mathematician Charles Babbage publishes his best selling Economy of Machinery and Manufactures
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Free land grants end for English settlers in Australia on recommendation of the leading colonisation theorist Edward Wakefield in his Letter from Sydney
.Greek independence recognised by the Treaty of London.