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by Sir George Hayter
oil on canvas, engraved circa 1847
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Bequeathed by Mrs Mary V. Wheatley, 1895
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Waghorn (1800-1850), Pioneer of the overland route to India. Sitter in 3 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir George Hayter (1792-1871), Portrait and history painter; son of Charles Hayter. Artist associated with 198 portraits, Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 493
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 637
Events of 1847back to top
Current affairsThe 10 Hours Factory Act passed, regulating working hours for women and children under the age of eighteen to effectively a maximum of ten hours a day.
The Communist League is founded in London, attended by Friedrich Engels. The League draws up a set of rules and aims, including overthrowing the bourgeoisie and empowering the Proleteriat, and ending class division, forming the basis of Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto (1848).