© National Portrait Gallery, London
Frances Abington (née Barton)
by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir Joshua Reynolds Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1835
8 7/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (227 mm x 163 mm) plate size; 10 in. x 7 3/8 in. (258 mm x 189 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 628 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
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.
Art and science
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