Breaking in the Reform Colt

1 portrait of Daniel Whittle Harvey

Breaking in the Reform Colt, by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by  Ducôte & Stephens, published by  Thomas McLean, published 7 January 1835 - NPG D41299 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Breaking in the Reform Colt

by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Ducôte & Stephens, published by Thomas McLean
lithograph, published 7 January 1835
11 3/8 in. x 16 5/8 in. (289 mm x 421 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1900
Reference Collection
NPG D41299


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Artistsback to top

  • John ('HB') Doyle (1797-1868), 'HB'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 738 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Ducôte & Stephens (active 1829), Lithographic printers. Artist associated with 69 portraits.
  • Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 952 portraits.

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  • Thomas Slingsby Duncombe (1796-1861), Radical politician; MP for Hertford and Finsbury. Sitter in 12 portraits.
  • Daniel Whittle Harvey (1786-1863), Politician; MP for Colchester and Southwark, founder of the 'Sunday Times' and first Commissioner of the City of London Police. Sitter in 11 portraits.
  • Joseph Hume (1777-1855), Doctor and politician; MP for Aberdeen Burghs, Middlesex and Montrose Burghs. Sitter associated with 74 portraits.
  • Stephen Lushington (1782-1873), Judge. Sitter in 19 portraits.
  • Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt (1788-1850), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 226 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.

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Lord Melbourne, Whig, becomes Prime Minister following Peel's resignation. Melbourne's government took steps to suppress trade union activity, introducing legislation against 'illegal oaths', contributing to the failure of Robert Owen's Grand National Consolidated Trades' Union.

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Felix Dujardin, the French biologist, reveals protoplasm. Work on the enlargement and remodelling of Buckingham House to designs by the architect John Nash is completed, creating Buckingham Palace.

International

Juan Manuel de Rosas becomes dictator of Argentina, invoking a seventeen year rule dominated by terror. A powerful cattle rancher, he represents the rise of the estancieros, the new landed oligarchy based on commercial ranching.

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