Ralph John Lambton
34 of 102 portraits by Sir Francis Grant
Ralph John Lambton
by John Porter, printed by Lahee & Co, published by Hodgson & Graves, published by Currie & Bowman, after Sir Francis Grant
mezzotint, published 1 February 1838
28 in. x 16 7/8 in. (710 mm x 430 mm) plate size; 29 5/8 in. x 18 in. (753 mm x 458 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1960
Sitterback to top
- Ralph John Lambton (circa 1767-1844), Banker and politician; MP for Durham. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Currie & Bowman (active 1835-1838), Publishers. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Sir Francis Grant (1803-1878), Portrait painter and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 102 portraits, Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
- Hodgson & Graves (active 1836-1840), Publisher. Artist associated with 52 portraits.
- Lahee & Co (active 1810-1852), Printers. Artist associated with 16 portraits.
- John Porter (active 1820-1850), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 19 portraits.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (6 Pall Mall, London; Collingwood Street, Newcastle)
Events of 1838back to top
Current affairsThe Anti-Corn Law league is established in Manchester, led by Richard Cobden and John Bright, aiming to create a fully free-trade economy.
The People's Charter is published, demanding many constitutional amendments that would become central to future democratic reform, including universal male suffrage and secret ballots. Despite having one million signatures (and 5 million by 1848), the petition was rejected.
Slavery is completely abolished.
Art and scienceTurner's The Fighting Temeraire is exhibited at the Royal Academy. The Temeraire, which had broken the line at the Battle of Trafalgar, was a reflection on the rapid changes of the industrial age. This was demonstrated this year when Isambard Brunel's Great Western crosses the Atlantic, in just fifteen days - a ship under sail could take a month.
The London-Birmingham railway is also completed, the line engineered by Robert Stephenson.
InternationalThe first stage in the formation of independent Boer republics in South Africa, as the Republic of Natal is formed in South Africa, following the Boers defeat of the Matabele of Mzilikasi. This comes two years after the Dutch-speaking inhabitants of the British-ruled colony of South Africa set out on the Great Trek, in search of their own independent state.
The Central American Federation, an experimental republic formed of several Latin states splits.
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