by William Finden, printed by H. Wilkinson, published by Holdsworth and Ball, after Nathan Cooper Branwhite
line engraving, published December 1833
15 in. x 12 1/2 in. (380 mm x 317 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (440 mm x 328 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1983
Artistsback to top
- Nathan Cooper Branwhite (1774 or 1775-1857), Miniature painter and engraver. Artist associated with 21 portraits.
- William Finden (1787-1852), Engraver. Artist associated with 33 portraits.
- Holdsworth and Ball (active 1829-1833), Publishers. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- H. Wilkinson (active 1831-1859), Printer. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
Events of 1833back to top
Current affairsShaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry.
Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.
Art and scienceCharles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations.
Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz in the Monthly Magazine.
InternationalAbolition of slavery in the British Empire; 780,000 slaves are freed, £20 million is allocated as compensation for slave owners and a six year apprenticeship system for freed slaves is established.
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