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Daniel Whittle Harvey
by G. Shade, after Eugenio H. Latilla Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1836
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- 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.
- Eugenio H. Latilla (circa 1800-after 1859), Painter. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- G. Shade. Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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Art and science
The American poet and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson outlines his theory of transcendentalism in Nature
, in which he argues for individualism above traditional authority, stressing the infinitude of the private self and the possibility of achieving an original relation to the universe. The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer publishes On the Will in Nature
, a precursor to his famous The World as Will and Representation
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