Robert Alderson

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Robert Alderson

by Robert Cooper, printed by McQueen (Macqueen), published by William Freeman, after John Thomas Woodhouse
stipple and line engraving, published 1828
11 7/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (302 mm x 264 mm) plate size; 17 1/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (435 mm x 338 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D7314

Sitterback to top

  • Robert Alderson (1752-1833), Recorder of Ipswich, Yarmouth and Norwich. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistsback to top

  • Robert Cooper (active 1795-died 1828), Historical and portrait engraver. Artist or producer associated with 195 portraits.
  • William Freeman (1784-1877), Printseller. Artist or producer associated with 4 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • McQueen (Macqueen) (active 1819-1872), Printers. Artist or producer associated with 72 portraits.
  • John Thomas Woodhouse (1780-1845). Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

Duke 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 science

London 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.


Daniel 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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