Sir George Murray
8 of 12 portraits by R. Ryley
Sir George Murray
by John Cochran, printed by Wilkinson & Dawe, published by R. Ryley, published by James Fraser, published by Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1838 (1829)
13 1/4 in. x 10 1/4 in. (337 mm x 260 mm) plate size; 19 in. x 13 in. (482 mm x 329 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- John Cochran (1803-after 1865), Engraver. Artist associated with 63 portraits.
- James Fraser (after 1804-1841), Publisher. Artist associated with 48 portraits.
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 689 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Sir Francis Graham Moon, 1st Bt (1796-1871), Printseller and publisher. Artist associated with 60 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- R. Ryley (active 1837-1838), Publisher. Artist associated with 12 portraits.
- Wilkinson & Dawe (active 1837-1838), Printers. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
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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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