David Baker (Augustine Baker)

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David Baker (Augustine Baker)

by William Holl Sr, or by William Holl Jr
stipple engraving, published 1835
5 1/2 in. x 3 5/8 in. (141 mm x 92 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D26878

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  • William Holl Sr (1771-1838), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 127 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • William Holl Jr (1807-1871), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 176 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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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.

Art and science

Felix Dujardin, the French biologist, reveals protoplasm.
Work on the enlargement and remodelling of Buckingham House to designs by the architect John Nash is completed, creating Buckingham Palace.

International

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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