Sir Woodbine Parish
Sir Woodbine Parish
by Isaac Wane Slater, printed by Charles Joseph Hullmandel, after Thomas Phillips
lithograph, 1837 or before
20 in. x 14 1/2 in. (508 mm x 368 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1955
Artistsback to top
- Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850), Lithographic draughtsman and printer. Artist associated with 106 portraits.
- Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 216 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Isaac Wane Slater (1784-1836), Painter and lithographer. Artist associated with 21 portraits.
Events of 1837back to top
Current affairsThe controversial monarch William IV dies of pneumonia in June leaving no legitimate heirs, and is succeeded to the throne by his niece Victoria, one month after her eighteenth birthday.
The Registration Act of Births, Marriages and Deaths makes it compulsory for all births, marriages and deaths to be registered at a Registry Office.
Art and scienceDickens's second novel Oliver Twist is serialised in Bentley's Magazine. The story of the orphan Oliver is an attack on the Poor Law Amendment Acts (1834), a highly contentious piece of legislation which abolished outdoor relief, effectively increasing entry in the workhouse. The novel, famously made into a musical in 1968, marks Dickens as an outspoken social critic as well as a highly popular and commercial writer.
InternationalThe Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin is killed in a duel with Baron Georges d'Anthès. Considered the founder of modern Russian literature, Pushkin blended Old Slavonic with vernacular Russian and was the first Russian writer to use everyday speech in his poetry. His works include Eugene Onegin.
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