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This is not Mr Liston in the Character of Maw-worm

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This is not Mr Liston in the Character of Maw-worm, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Alfred Ducôte, published by  Thomas McLean, published 4 February 1832 - NPG D41113 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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This is not Mr Liston in the Character of Maw-worm

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 4 February 1832
16 3/8 in. x 11 1/4 in. (415 mm x 286 mm) overall
acquired unknown source, 1900
Reference Collection
NPG D41113

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  • John ('HB') Doyle (1797-1868), 'HB'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 738 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Alfred Ducôte (active 1830-1840), Lithographer and lithographic printer. Artist associated with 462 portraits.
  • Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 952 portraits.

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  • Henry Goulburn (1784-1856), Conservative politician; MP for Cambridge University. Sitter in 23 portraits.
  • Joseph Hume (1777-1855), Doctor and politician; MP for Aberdeen Burghs, Middlesex and Montrose Burghs. Sitter associated with 74 portraits.
  • Henry Hunt (1773-1835), Radical politician and demagogue; MP for Preston. Sitter in 15 portraits.
  • Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), Irish politician; MP for Dublin City and Cork County. Sitter associated with 217 portraits.
  • Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt (1788-1850), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 226 portraits.
  • Spencer Perceval (1795-1859), Conservative politician; MP for Tiverton; eldest son of Prime Minister Spencer Perceval. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Charles de Laet Waldo Sibthorp (1783-1855), Politician; MP for Lincoln. Sitter in 4 portraits.
  • Henry Warburton (1785-1858), Philosophical radical. Sitter in 9 portraits.
  • Sir Charles Wetherell (1770-1846), Politician and lawyer. Sitter associated with 29 portraits.

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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.

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Mathematician Charles Babbage publishes his best selling Economy of Machinery and Manufactures. In response to recent outbreaks of machine-breaking and riots, he aimed to reveal the sources of Britain's industrial strength to the urban elite and promote institutional change. Parliament votes funds for National Gallery buildings in Trafalgar Square.


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.

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