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George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland

4 of 4 portraits by John Francis

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George Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Duke of Sutherland

by Edward Scriven, after Henry Corbould, after John Francis
stipple engraving, 1833
15 in. x 10 1/2 in. (381 mm x 267 mm) plate size; 23 3/4 in. x 17 1/8 in. (604 mm x 435 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt, 1914
Reference Collection
NPG D40923

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Artistsback to top

  • Henry Corbould (1787-1844), Draughtsman and book illustrator. Artist or producer associated with 23 portraits.
  • John Francis (1780-1861), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 4 portraits.
  • Edward Scriven (1775-1841), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 214 portraits.

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Current affairs

Shaftesbury'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 science

Charles 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.


Abolition 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.

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