by James Thomson (Thompson), printed by W. Hatton, published by Thomas Agnew, published by Ackermann & Co, after Charles Allen Duval
stipple engraving, published 1 June 1847
17 7/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (455 mm x 353 mm) plate size; 27 1/4 in. x 19 7/8 in. (691 mm x 504 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
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- Ackermann & Co (active 1829-1859), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 76 portraits.
- Thomas Agnew (1794-1871), Art dealer. Artist associated with 59 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Charles Allen Duval (1808-1872), Portrait and subject painter. Artist associated with 24 portraits.
- W. Hatton (active 1847-1856), Printer. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- James Thomson (Thompson) (baptised 1788-1850), Engraver. Artist associated with 136 portraits.
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Current affairsThe 10 Hours Factory Act passed, regulating working hours for women and children under the age of eighteen to effectively a maximum of ten hours a day.
The Communist League is founded in London, attended by Friedrich Engels. The League draws up a set of rules and aims, including overthrowing the bourgeoisie and empowering the Proleteriat, and ending class division, forming the basis of Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto (1848).