John Twemlow

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John Twemlow

by Samuel William Reynolds, after F. Alymer
mezzotint, circa 1825-1835
9 5/8 in. x 6 3/8 in. (243 mm x 161 mm) plate size; 11 1/2 in. x 7 3/4 in. (293 mm x 198 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D4548

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  • F. Alymer. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist or producer associated with 639 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.

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Current affairs

Strikes, contract breaking and worker intimidation prompt the passing of a new Anti-Trade Union Combination Act to the dismay of economist John McCulloch, MP Joseph Hume and radical Francis Place who had worked for the repeal of the previous year.
Catholic Relief Bill is rejected by the House of Lords.

Art and science

Construction of Thames Tunnel begins under the direction of Marc Isambard Brunel.
Stockton to Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger system, opens.
William Hazlitt publishes The Spirit of the Age; twenty-five pen-portraits of his contemporaries in the world of literature, philosophy and politics.

International

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony premieres in London.
John Quincy Adams is elected President of the United States.

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