Jeremy Bentham

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Jeremy Bentham

by Charles Fox, after Henry William Pickersgill
engraved steel plate, 1838 (circa 1829)
11 in. x 8 3/8 in. (280 mm x 214 mm)
Given by W.J. Thiselton Dyer, 1891
Reference Collection
NPG D17005

Sitterback to top

  • Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), Social philosopher. Sitter in 9 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Charles Fox (1795-1849), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 11 portraits.
  • Henry William Pickersgill (1782-1875), Portrait painter. Artist or producer associated with 111 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG 413: Jeremy Bentham (source portrait)

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Events of 1829back to top

Current affairs

Metropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.
Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.

Art and science

Success of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.
First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs.
Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.
First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.


Andrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.

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