17 of 22 portraits of George Washington
after Gilbert Stuart
stipple engraving, published 1828
6 1/2 in. x 4 3/8 in. (165 mm x 111 mm) plate size; 10 5/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. (270 mm x 210 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- George Washington (1732-1799), First President of the United States. Sitter in 22 portraits.
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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