Toussaint L'Ouverture

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Toussaint L'Ouverture

published by François Séraphin Delpech, after Nicolas Eustache Maurin
lithograph, 1833
10 3/4 in. x 7 in. (273 mm x 178 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
Reference Collection
NPG D8211

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  • François Séraphin Delpech (1778-1825), Lithographer and lithographic printer. Artist or producer associated with 22 portraits.
  • Nicolas Eustache Maurin (1799-1850), Painter, lithographer and engraver. Artist or producer associated with 7 portraits.

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Shaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry.
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Charles Lamb publishes Last Essays of Elia after the enormous success of his earlier Essays. A comic allegorization of his humdrum clerical job they become one of the period's literary sensations.
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Abolition of slavery in the British Empire; 780,000 slaves are freed, £20 million is allocated as compensation for slave owners and a six year apprenticeship system for freed slaves is established.

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