© National Portrait Gallery, London
Henry Labouchere, Baron Taunton
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, (1828)
11 1/8 in. x 9 in. (282 mm x 229 mm) plate size; 14 5/8 in. x 12 3/8 in. (370 mm x 315 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Henry Labouchere, Baron Taunton (1798-1869), Politician; MP for Taunton, President of the Board of Trade and Secretary of State for the Colonies. Sitter in 12 portraits.
- Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 192 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Joseph Slater (circa 1779-1837), Painter and draughtsman. Artist associated with 127 portraits.
- NPG D20626: Henry Labouchere, Baron Taunton (from same plate)
Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane.Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.
Art and science
London Zoological Gardens open in Regent's Park. They provide both entertainment and a supply of exotic specimens for naturalists and anatomists such as Richard Owen who becomes a European authority on the subject.
Daniel O'Connell is elected Member of Parliament for County Clare but as a Catholic is not permitted to take his seat.