A Battle Royal or A Set-to for a Crown
5 of 10 portraits of Frederick William III, King of Prussia
A Battle Royal or A Set-to for a Crown
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 3 July 1832
11 1/4 in. x 16 3/8 in. (286 mm x 415 mm) overall
acquired unknown source, 1900
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Artistsback to top
- 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.
Sittersback to top
- George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784-1860), Prime Minister. Sitter in 50 portraits.
- John Bull (active 1712-present), Fictitious epitomist of Englishness and British imperialism. Sitter associated with 110 portraits.
- Ferdinand VII, King of Spain (1784-1833), Reigned 1808-33. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Francis I, Emperor of Austria (1792-1835), Reigned 1806-35. Sitter associated with 8 portraits.
- Frederick William III, King of Prussia (1770-1840), Reigned 1797-1840. Sitter in 10 portraits.
- Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey (1764-1845), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 175 portraits.
- Louis-Philippe I, King of the French (1773-1850), King of France 1830-1848. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
- Dom Miguel I (1802-1866), King of Portugal, 1828-1834. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia (1796-1855), Emperor of Russia 1816-55. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
- Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865), Prime Minister. Sitter in 145 portraits.
- Pedro I, Emperor of Brazil (1798-1834), Emperor of Brazil 1822-1831; King of Portugal 1826. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Lord George William Russell (1790-1846), Major-General. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Benevento (1754-1838), French foreign minister; ambassador to London 1830-34. Sitter in 23 portraits.
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 437 portraits.
- King William IV (1765-1837), Reigned 1830-37. Sitter associated with 144 portraits.
Events of 1832back to top
Current affairsWilliam 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 scienceMathematician 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.
InternationalFree 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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