9 of 23 portraits by Henry Corbould
by James Thomson (Thompson), after Henry Corbould, after William Behnes
stipple engraving, (circa 1829)
9 7/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (251 mm x 189 mm) plate size; 16 7/8 in. x 11 in. (430 mm x 280 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 532 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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Events of 1829back to top
Current affairsMetropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.
Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.
Art and scienceSuccess of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.
First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs.
Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.
First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.
InternationalAndrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.
Exhibitions and displays
- Being Queen Victoria
Until 7 July 2018
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