by William Heath, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured etching, published circa February 1828
9 5/8 in. x 14 in. (243 mm x 356 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann, 2018
Sittersback to top
- Britannia, Allegory of a nation, emblem of empire, and patriotic icon. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
- Sir Edward Codrington (1770-1851), Admiral. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 620 portraits.
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Events of 1828back to top
Current affairsDuke 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.