John Fam Timmins
2 of 2 portraits of John Fam Timmins
John Fam Timmins
by and published by John Charles Bromley, after Samuel Drummond
mezzotint, published 1833
15 5/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (397 mm x 298 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- John Fam Timmins (active 1804), Commander of the East India Company's ship 'Royal George'. Sitter in 2 portraits.
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (4 Lyon Terrace, Edgeware Road, London)
Events of 1833back to top
Current affairsShaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry.
Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.
Art and scienceCharles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations.
Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz in the Monthly Magazine.
InternationalAbolition of slavery in the British Empire; 780,000 slaves are freed, £20 million is allocated as compensation for slave owners and a six year apprenticeship system for freed slaves is established.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
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