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R.B. Barnes

2 of 3 portraits by Charles Ambrose

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R.B. Barnes

by Richard James Lane, after Charles Ambrose
lithograph, circa 1825-1850
9 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. (259 mm x 206 mm) paper size
Given by Austin Lane Poole, 1956
Reference Collection
NPG D21923

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  • Charles Ambrose (active 1824-1857), Painter and draughstman. Artist or producer associated with 3 portraits.
  • Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist or producer associated with 1226 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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Current affairs

Strikes, contract breaking and worker intimidation prompt the passing of a new Anti-Trade Union Combination Act to the dismay of economist John McCulloch, MP Joseph Hume and radical Francis Place who had worked for the repeal of the previous year.
Catholic Relief Bill is rejected by the House of Lords.

Art and science

Construction of Thames Tunnel begins under the direction of Marc Isambard Brunel.
Stockton to Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger system, opens.
William Hazlitt publishes The Spirit of the Age; twenty-five pen-portraits of his contemporaries in the world of literature, philosophy and politics.

International

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony premieres in London.
John Quincy Adams is elected President of the United States.

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