A Cabinet Picture
9 of 13 portraits of Sir George Murray
A Cabinet Picture
by John ('HB') Doyle, published by Thomas McLean
hand-coloured lithograph, published 5 November 1830
11 1/2 in. x 16 1/4 in. (292 mm x 413 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by Sir Edward Dillon Lott du Cann, 2018
Artistsback to top
Sittersback to top
- George Hamilton Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784-1860), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 57 portraits.
- Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst (1762-1834), Statesman. Sitter associated with 21 portraits.
- Edward Law, 1st Earl of Ellenborough (1790-1871), Politician, President of the Board of Control and Governor-General of India. Sitter associated with 52 portraits.
- Henry Goulburn (1784-1856), Conservative politician; MP for Cambridge University. Sitter associated with 32 portraits.
- John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst (1772-1863), Lord Chancellor and politician; son of the painter John Singleton Copley. Sitter associated with 131 portraits.
- Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville (1771-1851), Statesman. Sitter associated with 19 portraits.
- Sir George Murray (1772-1846), General and statesman. Sitter in 13 portraits.
- Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt (1788-1850), Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 323 portraits.
- James St Clair-Erskine, 2nd Earl of Rosslyn (1762-1837), General. Sitter in 14 portraits.
- Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), Field Marshal and Prime Minister. Sitter associated with 640 portraits.
Events of 1830back to top
Current affairsGeorge IV dies at Windsor on 26 June; William IV succeeds to the throne.
Duke of Wellington resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Earl Grey.
'Captain Swing' disturbances among agricultural districts in southern England. Taking their name from a mythical leader, hundreds of labourers break the threshing machines that threaten their winter employment.
Art and scienceLiverpool and Manchester Railway opens; MP William Huskisson is run down by a train and killed at the inaugural ceremony.
William Cobbett publishes Rural Rides; a nostalgic tribute to the English countryside which expresses dismay at the sweeping changes taking place.
InternationalJuly Revolution in France overthrows the Bourbon dynasty. Charles X goes into exile in England and Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans is proclaimed King by the Chamber of Deputies who fear European opposition to the declaration of a second Republic.
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