© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Samuel Cousins, after Henry Howard Click on the links below to find out more
12 5/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (320 mm x 239 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Davies Gilbert (1767-1839), Scientist and antiquary; President of the Royal Society. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), Engraver. Artist associated with 167 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
- Henry Howard (1769-1847), Painter. Artist associated with 28 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane.Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.
Art and science
London Zoological Gardens open in Regent's Park. They provide both entertainment and a supply of exotic specimens for naturalists and anatomists such as Richard Owen who becomes a European authority on the subject.
Daniel O'Connell is elected Member of Parliament for County Clare but as a Catholic is not permitted to take his seat.