by Edward Francis Finden, published by Hodgson, Boys & Graves, and published by Charles Tilt, and published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Richard Westall
line engraving, published April 1834
15 5/8 in. x 11 3/8 in. (396 mm x 288 mm) paper size
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- Queen Victoria (1819-1901), Reigned 1837-1901. Sitter associated with 544 portraits, Artist associated with 5 portraits.
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- Edward Francis Finden (1791-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 33 portraits.
- Hodgson, Boys & Graves (active 1835), Publishers. Artist associated with 17 portraits.
- Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt (1796-1871), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 59 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Charles Tilt (1797-1861), Bookseller and publisher. Artist associated with 12 portraits.
- Richard Westall (1765-1836), History painter. Artist associated with 13 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
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Current affairsSir Robert Peel, Tory, replaces Whig Lord Melbourne as Prime Minister, promising measured reform in a shift from reactionary 'Tory' to more measured 'Conservative' politics (he had voted for the 1832 Reform Act).
Trial of Tolpuddle Martyrs, six labourers transported to Australia after trying to raise funds for workers in need by forming a Friendly Society.
Art and scienceCharles Babbage's invents the Analytic Machine. Considered to be the forerunner to the modern computer, the machine was able to make automatic mathematical calculations.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton publishes his hugely popular, but now largely neglected, novel Last Days of Pompeii, set in the Italian city at the time of Mount Vesuvius' eruption in 79AD.
InternationalDom Miguel I, King of Portugal, is defeated by his brother Pedro IV, in the Portuguese civil war.
Slavery is abolished in the British dominions, although slaves still working are indentured to their former owners in an 'apprenticeship' system; the philanthropist Joseph Sturge was a prominent critic of the policy, which was abolished in 1838. Whilst slave owners received compensation, slaves received nothing.