Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox

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Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox

by Edward Scriven, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), published by and after Charles Ambrose
stipple engraving, published August 1825
14 3/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (365 mm x 275 mm) plate size; 19 1/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (485 mm x 338 mm) paper size
Acquired, 1956
Reference Collection
NPG D39751

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  • Charles Ambrose (active 1824-1857), Painter and draughstman. Artist or producer associated with 3 portraits.
  • McQueen (Macqueen) (active 1819-1872), Printers. Artist or producer associated with 72 portraits.
  • Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 214 portraits.

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Current affairs

Strikes, contract breaking and worker intimidation prompt the passing of a new Anti-Trade Union Combination Act to the dismay of economist John McCulloch, MP Joseph Hume and radical Francis Place who had worked for the repeal of the previous year.
Catholic Relief Bill is rejected by the House of Lords.

Art and science

Construction of Thames Tunnel begins under the direction of Marc Isambard Brunel.
Stockton to Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger system, opens.
William Hazlitt publishes The Spirit of the Age; twenty-five pen-portraits of his contemporaries in the world of literature, philosophy and politics.

International

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony premieres in London.
John Quincy Adams is elected President of the United States.

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