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Lord Cosmo George Russell

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Lord Cosmo George Russell

by Richard James Lane, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, published by Joseph Dickinson, after Edwin Landseer
lithograph, published 25 April 1832
12 1/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (308 mm x 298 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D8056

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  • Joseph Dickinson (1780-1849), Stationer and lithographic publisher. Artist associated with 83 portraits.
  • Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850), Lithographic draughtsman and printer. Artist associated with 106 portraits.
  • Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873), Painter. Artist associated with 56 portraits, Sitter in 22 portraits.
  • Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist associated with 1225 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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  • NPG D22410: Lord Cosmo George Russell (from same plate)

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Current affairs

William IV agrees to the creation of new peers in order to obtain the passage of the Reform Act, although this proved unnecessary when the Tories withdrew opposition. Male franchise is extended by fifty percent; fifty-six 'rotten boroughs' lose representation and forty-one new constituencies are created. Irish and Scottish Reform Acts are also passed.

Art and science

Mathematician Charles Babbage publishes his best selling Economy of Machinery and Manufactures. In response to recent outbreaks of machine-breaking and riots, he aimed to reveal the sources of Britain's industrial strength to the urban elite and promote institutional change.
Parliament votes funds for National Gallery buildings in Trafalgar Square.

International

Free land grants end for English settlers in Australia on recommendation of the leading colonisation theorist Edward Wakefield in his Letter from Sydney.
Greek independence recognised by the Treaty of London.

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