First Assembling of the First Reformed Parliament, 1833. 1843. Illustrated London News. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham 2006.
"The picture represents the first assembling of the first reformed Parliament after the passing of the Reform Act, in the year 1833, at the moment of moving the address to the Crown." The plate appeares to be a reproduction of Hayter's large-scale painting on exhibit at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, the work itself the result of much research into where various people were standing and what the gallery looked like ten years earlier. The picture, the ILN tells us, contains over 400 individual portraits, the originals of which in some cases assisted Hayter with his research and encouraged him in the mammoth undertaking.
Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham 2006. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
"Sir George Hayter's Great Picture." Illustrated London News (4 February 1843): 373-74.
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