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Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!

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Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!, by John ('HB') Doyle, published by  Thomas McLean, printed by  General Lithographic Establishment, after  Thomas Stothard, published 11 February 1841 - NPG D41603 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stothard's admired picture of "The Procession of the Flitch of Bacon". Somewhat Metamorphosed!

by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean, printed by General Lithographic Establishment, after Thomas Stothard
lithograph, published 11 February 1841
12 1/8 in. x 26 5/8 in. (308 mm x 677 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1900
Reference Collection
NPG D41603


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  • John ('HB') Doyle (1797-1868), 'HB'; caricaturist. Artist associated with 738 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • General Lithographic Establishment (active 1840-1847). Artist associated with 32 portraits.
  • Thomas McLean (1788-1875), Publisher and dealer. Artist associated with 952 portraits.
  • Thomas Stothard (1755-1834), Painter and illustrator. Artist associated with 33 portraits, Sitter in 14 portraits.

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Sir Robert Peel's second term as Prime Minister. Peel replaces the Whig Prime Minister Lord Melbourne after a Conservative general election victory. The English comic periodical Punch is first published, under the auspices of engraver Ebenezer Landells and writer Henry Mayhew, and quickly establishes itself as a radical commentary on the arts, politics and current affairs, notable for its heavily satirised cartoons.

Art and science

Thomas Carlyle publishes his set of lectures On Heroes and Hero Worship, in which he attempts to connect past heroic figures to significant figures form the present. William Henry Fox Talbot invents the calotype process, in which photographs were developed from negatives. This allowed for multiple copies of images to be made, and was the basis of modern, pre-digital, photographic processing.

International

Signing of the Straits Convention, an international agreement between Britain, France, Prussia, Austria, Russia and Turkey, denying access to non-Ottoman warships through the seas connecting the Mediterranean and the Black Seas, a major concession by Russia. Whilst signalling a spirit of co-operation, the convention emphasises the decline of the Ottoman Empire.

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