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John Gilpin!!!

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John Gilpin!!!, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, published 13 May 1831 - NPG D41063 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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John Gilpin!!!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 13 May 1831
11 1/4 in. x 16 3/8 in. (286 mm x 415 mm) overall
acquired unknown source, 1900
Reference Collection
NPG D41063


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Artistsback to top

  • John ('HB') Doyle (1797-1868), 'HB'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 737 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 934 portraits.

Sittersback to top

  • John Bull (active 1712-present), Fictitious epitomist of Englishness and British imperialism. Sitter associated with 106 portraits.
  • Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Bt (1770-1844), Parliamentary reformer. Sitter associated with 116 portraits.
  • William Cobbett (1763-1835), Journalist, agriculturalist and politician; MP for Oldham. Sitter associated with 55 portraits.
  • John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), Lord Chancellor. Sitter in 92 portraits.
  • Henry Goulburn (1784-1856), Conservative politician; MP for Cambridge University. Sitter in 22 portraits.
  • Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 174 portraits.
  • Joseph Hume (1777-1855), Doctor and politician; MP for Aberdeen Burghs, Middlesex and Montrose Burghs. Sitter associated with 74 portraits.
  • Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt (1788-1850), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 220 portraits.
  • Horace Twiss (1787-1849), Lawyer and Politician. Sitter in 6 portraits.
  • Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 427 portraits.
  • King William IV (1765-1837), Reigned 1830-37. Sitter associated with 142 portraits.

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Events of 1831back to top

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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