Thomas Slingsby Duncombe
Thomas Slingsby Duncombe
by M. O'Connor, printed by W. Clerk, published by J.O. Clerk, published by J. McCormick
lithograph, 1834 or after
16 1/2 in. x 11 1/8 in. (418 mm x 283 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Slingsby Duncombe (1796-1861), Radical politician; MP for Hertford and Finsbury. Sitter in 12 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- J.O. Clerk (active 1830s), Publisher. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- W. Clerk (active 1830s), Lithographic printer. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- J. McCormick (active circa 1835). Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- M. O'Connor (active circa 1834), Lithographer. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (202 High Holborn, London; 147 Strand, London)
Events of 1834back to top
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.
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