Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace
4 of 4 portraits of Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace
Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace
by Joseph Brown, printed by Wilkinson & Dawe, published by R. Ryley, published by James Fraser, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt
stipple engraving, published 1838
13 in. x 10 3/8 in. (330 mm x 263 mm) plate size; 16 3/4 in. x 11 1/2 in. (427 mm x 293 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Thomas Wallace, Baron Wallace (1768-1844), Politician; MP for several constituencies. Sitter in 4 portraits.
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- Joseph Brown (1809-1887), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 167 portraits.
- James Fraser (after 1804-1841), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 48 portraits.
- Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt (1796-1871), Printseller and publisher. Artist or producer associated with 60 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- R. Ryley (active 1837-1838), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 12 portraits.
- Wilkinson & Dawe (active 1837-1838), Printers. Artist or producer associated with 10 portraits.
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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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