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Sir Astley Paston Cooper, 1st Bt

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Sir Astley Paston Cooper, 1st Bt

by John Alais, published by Hurst, Robinson & Co, after Joseph William Rubidge
stipple engraving, published 20 January 1824
15 7/8 in. x 12 7/8 in. (404 mm x 328 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 13 3/4 in. (448 mm x 348 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1913
Reference Collection
NPG D19560

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  • John Alais (born circa 1775), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 3 portraits.
  • Hurst, Robinson & Co (active 1824-1825), Publishers. Artist or producer associated with 21 portraits.
  • Joseph William Rubidge (1802-1827). Artist or producer associated with 3 portraits.

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Current affairs

Anti-Trade Union Combination Acts of 1799 and 1800 are repealed after persuasive arguments from radical Francis Place that prohibition of workers' combinations only increased their appeal. The unions had been banned for fear that they were becoming involved in democratic politics.

Art and science

National Gallery is established when Parliament agrees to purchase a collection of thirty-eight paintings from the estate of philanthropist John Julius Angerstein. William Seguier is appointed first Keeper.
Society of British Artists holds its first exhibition, aiming to appeal to a broader art public than those who visited the Royal Academy.

International

Lord Byron dies of a fever at Missolonghi while fighting in the Greek War of Independence.
Britain declares war on Burma after threat of Indian invasion.
Singapore is ceded to Britain.
John Constable's Haywain receives Gold Medal at the Paris Salon.

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