3 of 4 portraits of Elizabeth Pepys
by James Thomson (Thompson), after John Hayls
stipple engraving, published January 1828
8 7/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (225 mm x 145 mm) paper size
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This print records the painting by John Hayls that Pepys commissioned of his wife in February 1666. The portrait probably hung as a pendant to Pepys' own portrait by Halys shown here and the posture was designed to show Elizabeth in the role of St. Catherine. The painting was destroyed in the nineteenth century.
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- Foskett, Daphne, Samuel Cooper, 1974 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 March - 15 June 1974), p. 129
- Ollard, Richard, Pepys and his Contemporaries, 2015, p. 105
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Current affairsDuke 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 scienceLondon 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.
InternationalDaniel O'Connell is elected Member of Parliament for County Clare but as a Catholic is not permitted to take his seat.
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