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Cabinet Ins and Outs. No. 4. Tears of Repentance

by Charles Williams, published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published 2 May 1827
9 5/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (244 mm x 249 mm) plate size; 12 in. x 16 5/8 in. (305 mm x 423 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann, 2018
Reference Collection
NPG D48690

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  • John Fairburn (active 1793-1843). Artist associated with 29 portraits.
  • Charles Williams (active 1797-1830), Etcher. Artist associated with 23 portraits.

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Current affairs

Lord Liverpool suffers a stroke and is forced to resign as Prime Minister. George Canning succeeds him only to die after four months in office.

Art and science

University College London, the first metropolitan university in England, is founded specifically to educate dissenters excluded from Oxford and Cambridge. Whig politician Henry Brougham, writer Thomas Campbell and financier and philanthropist Isaac Goldsmid are its principal patrons.

International

Britain, France and Russia sign a treaty in London agreeing to intervene in the Greek War of Independence. Allied troops under General Edward Codrington subsequently destroy Turkish and Egyptian fleets at the Battle of Navarino.
Western Australia is explored for the first time by Captain Stirling.

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