"The House of Commons 1833" in the style of Sir George Hayter


This specially commissioned oil painting reinterprets "The House of Commons, 1833" in the style of Sir George Hayter. The painting illustrates the momentous event of February 5th, 1833. When the House of Commons moved an address to the Crown at the opening of the first Reformed Parliament.

The central figure in red, addressing the House, is the 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane. The scene is remarkable for including nearly 400 identifiable figures. Predominantly Members of Parliament, with a selection of notable Whig and Tory peers and a few other notable individuals.

Sir George Hayter, at the time of the original painting, noted that no artist had previously attempted to capture this many portraits in a single composition. He believed that the monumental effort would be rewarding. Both in terms of financial success and in boosting his reputation and fame.

The original painting, which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in London, is celebrated for its intricate detail and historical significance. It offers a unique glimpse into the House of Commons during a pivotal moment in British political history. As the Reformed Parliament represented a major step towards modern parliamentary democracy.

This commissioned interpretation honours the grandeur and complexity of the original, lastly serving as a tribute to Sir George Hayter's skill and his ambitious approach to capturing a key event in British governance.

  • Oil on Canvas.
  • The House of Commons 1833 in style of Sir George Hayter.
  • Bespoke Handmade Frame.

Width: 172 cm  |  Depth: 8 cm  |  Height: 112 cm

Item code: OP117-ENGLISH35SLIPLA

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