© National Portrait Gallery, London
by John P. Quilley, after Colvin Smith Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, published 1833
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- William Adam (1751-1839), Scottish barrister, politician and judge. Sitter associated with 6 portraits.
- John P. Quilley (active 1812-1842), Reproductive engraver. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- Colvin Smith (1796-1875), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 15 portraits.
Shaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry. Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.
Art and science
Charles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia
after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations.Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz
in the Monthly Magazine
Abolition of slavery in the British Empire; 780,000 slaves are freed, £20 million is allocated as compensation for slave owners and a six year apprenticeship system for freed slaves is established.