Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan

1 portrait by J. Andrews

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Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan

by J. Andrews, published by Fisher Son & Co, after John Hoppner
stipple engraving, published 1831
8 7/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (227 mm x 145 mm) plate size; 10 in. x 6 7/8 in. (254 mm x 174 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
Reference Collection
NPG D15601

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  • J. Andrews (active 1831), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Fisher Son & Co (active 1828-1847), Publishers. Artist or producer associated with 54 portraits.
  • John Hoppner (1758-1810), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 217 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.

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Parliamentary Reform Bill is rejected by the House of Lords prompting riots in Nottingham, Derby and Bristol.

Art and science

Michael Faraday demonstrates electromagnetic induction.
Death of Lady Sarah Ponsonby, last of the famous Ladies of Llangollen who attracted many of the leading names in art and literature to visit them at their home in Plas Newydd, Wales.
Opening of New London Bridge, designed by John Rennie.


Violinist Niccolo Paganini arrives in England from Italy and embarks on a six month tour of the country after astonishing London audiences with his virtuoso performances.
Revolutionary outbreaks in Modena, Parma and the Papal States influenced by the July Revolution in France the previous year.

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