© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Thomas Woolnoth, published by Fisher Son & Co Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1828
7 1/2 in. x 5 1/4 in. (189 mm x 132 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Fisher Son & Co (active 1828-1847), Publishers. Artist associated with 52 portraits.
- Thomas Woolnoth (1785-1857), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 121 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.