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'Patch-work Cabinet, No. 2. Political Bind Man's Buff'

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'Patch-work Cabinet, No. 2. Political Bind Man's Buff'

published by John Fairburn
hand-coloured etching, published February 1828
9 5/8 in. x 13 5/8 in. (245 mm x 347 mm) plate size; 9 7/8 in. x 14 1/4 in. (251 mm x 361 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann, 2018
Reference Collection
NPG D48706

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  • John Fairburn (active 1793-1843). Artist associated with 29 portraits.

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Current affairs

Duke of Wellington becomes Prime Minister.
Madhouse Act attempts to regulate asylums and ensure new arrivals are genuinely insane.
Repeal of the Test Acts removes political restrictions from dissenters, allowing them to hold public office.

Art and science

London Zoological Gardens open in Regent's Park. They provide both entertainment and a supply of exotic specimens for naturalists and anatomists such as Richard Owen who becomes a European authority on the subject.

International

Daniel O'Connell is elected Member of Parliament for County Clare but as a Catholic is not permitted to take his seat.

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