by Hannah Sarah Brightwen (née Turner), printed by Engelmann & Co, after Thomas Phillips
21 3/4 in. x 14 7/8 in. (554 mm x 379 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- Hannah Sarah Brightwen (née Turner) (1808-before 1883), Printmaker and painter. Artist associated with 4 portraits.
- Engelmann & Co (active 1828-1829), Publishers. Artist associated with 12 portraits.
- Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 216 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
Events of 1829back to top
Current affairsMetropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.
Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.
Art and scienceSuccess of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.
First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs.
Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.
First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.
InternationalAndrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.
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