Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

1 portrait by George Atkinson

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Frederick, Duke of York and Albany

by Edward Scriven, published by and after George Atkinson
aquatint, published 1825
16 in. x 11 5/8 in. (406 mm x 294 mm) plate size; 19 7/8 in. x 13 3/8 in. (505 mm x 340 mm) paper size
Acquired, 1957
Reference Collection
NPG D33226

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  • George Atkinson. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 214 portraits.

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Strikes, contract breaking and worker intimidation prompt the passing of a new Anti-Trade Union Combination Act to the dismay of economist John McCulloch, MP Joseph Hume and radical Francis Place who had worked for the repeal of the previous year.
Catholic Relief Bill is rejected by the House of Lords.

Art and science

Construction of Thames Tunnel begins under the direction of Marc Isambard Brunel.
Stockton to Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger system, opens.
William Hazlitt publishes The Spirit of the Age; twenty-five pen-portraits of his contemporaries in the world of literature, philosophy and politics.

International

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony premieres in London.
John Quincy Adams is elected President of the United States.

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