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Probably Anthony Trollope or Henry Trollope

1 of 27 portraits of Anthony Trollope

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Probably Anthony Trollope or Henry Trollope

by Auguste Hervieu
watercolour, 1832
3 1/2 in. x 2 5/8 in. (89 mm x 67 mm)
Purchased, 1954
Primary Collection
NPG 3906b

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  • Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), Novelist. Sitter associated with 27 portraits.
  • Henry Trollope (1811-1834), Brother of Anthony Trollope. Sitter associated with 1 portrait.

Artistback to top

  • Auguste Hervieu (1794-1858), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 9 portraits.

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It is not known whether this portrait depicts Anthony Trollope or his elder brother Henry, who in 1832 were 17 and 21 respectively. The absence of comparable portraits of either sitter at this early date makes it very difficult to confirm identification.

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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.


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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