Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland

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Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland

by Samuel William Reynolds Jr, printed by Brooker & Harrison, published by Thomas Agnew, and published by Ackermann & Co, and published by Anaglyphic Company, after Richard Ansdell
mixed-method engraving, 18 July 1844
21 3/8 in. x 13 3/8 in. (544 mm x 341 mm) plate size; 26 3/8 in. x 18 1/4 in. (671 mm x 463 mm) paper size
Purchased, 1975
Reference Collection
NPG D39313

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  • Ackermann & Co (active 1829-1859), Printseller and publisher. Artist or producer associated with 79 portraits.
  • Thomas Agnew (1794-1871), Art dealer. Artist or producer associated with 63 portraits.
  • Anaglyphic Company (active 1844), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 19 portraits.
  • Richard Ansdell (1815-1885), Animal painter. Artist or producer associated with 16 portraits, Sitter in 12 portraits.
  • Brooker & Harrison (active 1842-circa 1906), Printers. Artist or producer associated with 51 portraits.
  • Samuel William Reynolds Jr (1794-1872), Mezzotint engraver. Artist or producer associated with 71 portraits.

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  • NPG D39314: Hugh Percy, 3rd Duke of Northumberland (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Britain experiences a railway boom. Peel's government passes a series of Acts creating provision of cheap, regular rail services. George Hudson, the first great railway entrepreneur, who controlled over 1,000 miles of railway track and whose enterprises made York a major commercial and transport hub, becomes known as 'the Railway King'.

Art and science

Disraeli's Coningsby is published. The first of his 1840s 'Young England' trilogy, it was the cultural manifesto of Disraeli's vision for a new Conservativism.
David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson set up their innovative and pioneering photography studio in Edinburgh, capturing portraits of both Scottish society figures and workers, as well as urban and rural landscape scenes.

International

Tensions continue to mount in Eastern Europe over Russian imperialist ambitions, as Tsar Nicholas I describes the Ottoman Empire as 'the Sick Man of Europe'.
With the overthrow of the Haitians, the Spanish-speaking portion of the island of Hispaniola gains independence, as the Dominican Republic.

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