Clara Novello

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Clara Novello

by Edward Petre Novello
oil on canvas, 1833
56 1/8 in. x 44 3/8 in. (1425 mm x 1126 mm)
Bequeathed by the sitter's granddaughter, Contessa Bona Gigliucci, 1983
Primary Collection
NPG 5685

On display in Room 18 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery

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  • Edward Petre Novello (1813-1836), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Shaftesbury'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 science

Charles 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.

International

Abolition 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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