Robert H. Froude
Robert H. Froude
by William Brockedon
pencil and chalk, 1832
15 in. x 10 1/2 in. (383 mm x 268 mm) uneven
Transferred from National Gallery, 1994
Sitterback to top
- Robert H. Froude (1771?-1859), Divine; father of James Anthony, Richard Hurrell and William Froude. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- William Brockedon (1787-1854), Painter, writer and inventor. Artist or producer associated with 112 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 232
Events of 1832back to top
Current affairsWilliam 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 scienceMathematician 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.
InternationalFree 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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