5 of 63 portraits by Richard Bentley
by Richard James Lane, printed by Graf & Soret, published by Richard Bentley, after Alfred, Count D'Orsay
lithograph, published 2 December 1833 (May 1823)
11 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. (286 mm x 205 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
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- Alfred, Count D'Orsay (1801-1852), Amateur artist and man of fashion. Artist associated with 266 portraits, Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
- Richard Bentley (1794-1871), Printer and publisher. Artist associated with 63 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Graf & Soret (active 1833-1856), Lithographic printers. Artist associated with 104 portraits.
- Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist associated with 1225 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
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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.
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