by Henry Heath, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 1 February 1828
9 5/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (244 mm x 352 mm) plate size; 10 1/2 in. x 14 3/4 in. (266 mm x 374 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann, 2018
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Sittersback to top
- Nicholas Vansittart, Baron Bexley (1766-1851), Conservative politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sitter in 26 portraits.
- George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle (1773-1848), Politician; Lord Privy Seal. Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
- Elizabeth Conyngham (née Denison), Marchioness Conyngham (1769-1861), Mistress of George IV; wife of Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquess of Conyngham. Sitter in 34 portraits.
- Francis Nathaniel Conyngham, 2nd Marquess Conyngham (1797-1876), Soldier, politician and courtier. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
- John William Ward, 1st Earl of Dudley (1781-1833), Secretary of State. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- King George IV (1762-1830), Regent 1811-19; Reigned 1820-30. Sitter associated with 273 portraits.
- Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne (1780-1863), Whig politician; Home Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Lord President of the Council; Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter associated with 77 portraits.
- Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), Irish politician; MP for Dublin City and Cork County. Sitter associated with 230 portraits.
- Frederick John Robinson, 1st Earl of Ripon (1782-1859), Prime Minister. Sitter in 20 portraits.
- William Sturges Bourne (1769-1845), Poor-law reformer and Conservative politician; MP for Ashburton. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- George Tierney (1761-1830), Politician; MP for Southwark and Knaresborough. Sitter associated with 51 portraits.
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 640 portraits.
- Charles Watkin Williams Wynn (1775-1850), Politician; President of the Board of Control. Sitter in 10 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.
Art and scienceLondon 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.
InternationalDaniel 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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