1 of 5 portraits of William Hazlitt
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replica by William Bewick
22 5/8 in. x 14 3/4 in. (575 mm x 375 mm)
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- William Hazlitt (1778-1830), Essayist, journalist and critic. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- William Bewick (1795-1866), Portrait and history painter. Artist associated with 5 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
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- William Hazlitt's Spirit of the Age (20 May 2003 - 2 November 2003)
Events of 1825back to top
Current affairsStrikes, contract breaking and worker intimidation prompt the passing of a new Anti-Trade Union Combination Act to the dismay of economist John McCulloch, MP Joseph Hume and radical Francis Place who had worked for the repeal of the previous year.
Catholic Relief Bill is rejected by the House of Lords.
Art and scienceConstruction of Thames Tunnel begins under the direction of Marc Isambard Brunel.
Stockton to Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger system, opens.
William Hazlitt publishes The Spirit of the Age; twenty-five pen-portraits of his contemporaries in the world of literature, philosophy and politics.
InternationalBeethoven's Ninth Symphony premieres in London.
John Quincy Adams is elected President of the United States.
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