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William Huskisson

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William Huskisson

by Thomas Hodgetts, published by Martin Colnaghi, after Richard Rothwell
mezzotint, published August 1832
14 1/2 in. x 11 in. (367 mm x 278 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 13 1/2 in. (448 mm x 343 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D19665


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  • Martin Colnaghi (circa 1792-1851), Printseller. Artist associated with 38 portraits.
  • Thomas Hodgetts (active 1801-1846), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
  • Richard Rothwell (1800-1868), Painter. Artist associated with 12 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

William IV agrees to the creation of new peers in order to obtain the passage of the Reform Act, although this proved unnecessary when the Tories withdrew opposition. Male franchise is extended by fifty percent; fifty-six 'rotten boroughs' lose representation and forty-one new constituencies are created. Irish and Scottish Reform Acts are also passed.

Art and science

Mathematician Charles Babbage publishes his best selling Economy of Machinery and Manufactures. In response to recent outbreaks of machine-breaking and riots, he aimed to reveal the sources of Britain's industrial strength to the urban elite and promote institutional change. Parliament votes funds for National Gallery buildings in Trafalgar Square.

International

Free land grants end for English settlers in Australia on recommendation of the leading colonisation theorist Edward Wakefield in his Letter from Sydney. Greek independence recognised by the Treaty of London.

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