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Frances ('Fanny') Maria Kelly as a Scotch Fishwife

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Frances ('Fanny') Maria Kelly as a Scotch Fishwife

by Francis William Wilkin, printed by Graf & Soret, published by Ackermann & Co
hand-coloured lithograph, published mid 1830s-early 1840s
19 in. x 12 1/8 in. (482 mm x 308 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D36807

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Artistsback to top

  • Ackermann & Co (active 1829-1859), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
  • Graf & Soret (active 1833-1856), Lithographic printers. Artist associated with 104 portraits.
  • Francis William Wilkin (1791-1842), Painter and engraver. Artist associated with 53 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D36801: Frances ('Fanny') Maria Kelly as a Scotch Fishwife (from same plate)
  • NPG D36802: Frances ('Fanny') Maria Kelly as a Scotch Fishwife (from same plate)
  • NPG D36803: Frances ('Fanny') Maria Kelly as a Scotch Fishwife (from same plate)
  • NPG D36804: Frances ('Fanny') Maria Kelly as a Scotch Fishwife (from same plate)
  • NPG D36805: Frances ('Fanny') Maria Kelly as a Scotch Fishwife (from same plate)
  • NPG D36806: Frances ('Fanny') Maria Kelly as a Scotch Fishwife (from same plate)
  • NPG D36808: Frances ('Fanny') Maria Kelly as a Scotch Fishwife (from same plate)

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Shaftesbury'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 science

Charles 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.

International

Abolition 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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