William Allen

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William Allen

probably by William Derby, after Unknown artist
pencil, circa 1835-1842
9 in. x 7 1/4 in. (230 mm x 185 mm)
Purchased, 1893
Reference Collection
NPG D23069

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  • William Derby (1786-1847), Watercolour and miniature painter. Artist or producer associated with 133 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Unknown artist, Artist. Artist or producer associated with 6577 portraits.

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Lord Melbourne, Whig, becomes Prime Minister following Peel's resignation. Melbourne's government took steps to suppress trade union activity, introducing legislation against 'illegal oaths', contributing to the failure of Robert Owen's Grand National Consolidated Trades' Union.

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Juan Manuel de Rosas becomes dictator of Argentina, invoking a seventeen year rule dominated by terror. A powerful cattle rancher, he represents the rise of the estancieros, the new landed oligarchy based on commercial ranching.

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