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Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, 10th Bt

by Robert Cooper, after William Owen
stipple and line engraving, (1819)
9 in. x 7 1/8 in. (229 mm x 182 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 12 in. (442 mm x 304 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D7155

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  • Robert Cooper (active 1795-died 1828), Historical and portrait engraver. Artist or producer associated with 195 portraits.
  • William Owen (1769-1825), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 99 portraits.

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Current affairs

Peterloo Massacre leaves eleven dead and four hundred wounded as crowds, gathered to hear radical Henry Hunt call for reform of the House of Commons, are forcibly dispersed.
Six Acts are passed, stiffening the 1795 Treason Act and introducing a tax on the periodical press which was viewed as seditious.

Art and science

Percy Bysshe Shelley writes Ode to the West Wind during a year of extraordinary creativity in which he also finishes Prometheus Unbound.
Lord Byron publishes his tour-de-force Don Juan; one man's mock-epic odyssey through a world without fixed principles.
First ship with a steam engine crosses the Atlantic in twenty-eight days.

International

Thomas Jefferson establishes the University of Virginia.
Royal Navy anti-slave squadron is set up to patrol the West African coastline.
French physician Rene Laennac invents the stethoscope.

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