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Political Frankensteins. Alarmed at the progress of a Giant of their own Creation.

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Political Frankensteins.  Alarmed at the progress of a Giant of their own Creation., by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, published 18 January 1831 - NPG D41040 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Political Frankensteins. Alarmed at the progress of a Giant of their own Creation.

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 18 January 1831
11 1/4 in. x 16 3/8 in. (286 mm x 415 mm) overall
acquired unknown source, 1900
Reference Collection
NPG D41040


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  • John ('HB') Doyle (1797-1868), 'HB'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 738 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 952 portraits.

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Current affairs

Parliamentary Reform Bill is rejected by the House of Lords prompting riots in Nottingham, Derby and Bristol.

Art and science

Michael Faraday demonstrates electromagnetic induction. Death of Lady Sarah Ponsonby, last of the famous Ladies of Llangollen who attracted many of the leading names in art and literature to visit them at their home in Plas Newydd, Wales. Opening of New London Bridge, designed by John Rennie.

International

Violinist Niccolo Paganini arrives in England from Italy and embarks on a six month tour of the country after astonishing London audiences with his virtuoso performances. Revolutionary outbreaks in Modena, Parma and the Papal States influenced by the July Revolution in France the previous year.

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