Sir John Ross
5 of 17 portraits by James Green
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Sir John Ross
by James Green
oil on canvas, 1833
52 in. x 43 3/4 in. (1321 mm x 1111 mm)
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- Sir John Ross (1777-1856), Rear-Admiral and Arctic explorer. Sitter in 7 portraits.
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This painting was probably commissioned to celebrate Ross's return from his second Arctic voyage which endured four winters in the ice, encountered the Inuit people of South Greenland and discovered the magnetic North Pole.
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Current affairsShaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry.
Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.
Art and scienceCharles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations.
Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz in the Monthly Magazine.
InternationalAbolition of slavery in the British Empire; 780,000 slaves are freed, £20 million is allocated as compensation for slave owners and a six year apprenticeship system for freed slaves is established.
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