5 of 7 portraits by Henry Pickering
by John Henry Robinson, published by Fisher Son & Co, after Henry Pickering
stipple and line engraving, published 1833
8 7/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (227 mm x 145 mm) plate size; 9 3/4 in. x 6 1/2 in. (247 mm x 164 mm) paper size
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- Dorning Rasbotham (1730-1791), Writer, antiquarian and artist; High Sheriff of Lancashire. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist of 5 portraits.
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Events of 1833back to top
Current affairsShaftesbury's Factory Act is passed regulating women's hours and providing for the education of children working in the textile industry.
Bank Act is passed, making Bank of England notes Britain's legal tender.
Art and scienceCharles 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.
Charles Dickens begins his series Sketches by Boz in the Monthly Magazine.
InternationalAbolition 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.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.
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