Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis Cochrane

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Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis Cochrane

by Charles Turner, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint
8 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. (222 mm x 139 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt, before 1922-01-01
Reference Collection
NPG D1486

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Artistsback to top

  • Sir William Beechey (1753-1839), Portrait painter. Artist or producer associated with 252 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
  • Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 634 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D1484: Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis Cochrane (from same plate)
  • NPG D1485: Sir Alexander Forrester Inglis Cochrane (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Anti-Trade Union Combination Acts of 1799 and 1800 are repealed after persuasive arguments from radical Francis Place that prohibition of workers' combinations only increased their appeal. The unions had been banned for fear that they were becoming involved in democratic politics.

Art and science

National Gallery is established when Parliament agrees to purchase a collection of thirty-eight paintings from the estate of philanthropist John Julius Angerstein. William Seguier is appointed first Keeper.
Society of British Artists holds its first exhibition, aiming to appeal to a broader art public than those who visited the Royal Academy.

International

Lord Byron dies of a fever at Missolonghi while fighting in the Greek War of Independence.
Britain declares war on Burma after threat of Indian invasion.
Singapore is ceded to Britain.
John Constable's Haywain receives Gold Medal at the Paris Salon.

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