by James Thomson (Thompson), after John Jackson
stipple engraving, circa 1828-1842
10 in. x 7 1/2 in. (254 mm x 191 mm) plate size; 12 in. x 10 1/8 in. (305 mm x 257 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1955
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- Francis Wrangham (1769-1842), Writer and Church of England clergyman. Sitter in 3 portraits.
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Events of 1828back to top
Current affairsDuke 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 scienceLondon 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.
InternationalDaniel 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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