© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Brockedon Click on the links below to find out more
pencil and white chalk, early 1830s
14 3/4 in. x 10 1/2 in. (374 mm x 265 mm)
Transferred from National Gallery, 1994
- John Flaxman (1755-1826), Sculptor. Sitter in 22 portraits, Artist associated with 14 portraits.
- William Brockedon (1787-1854), Painter, writer and inventor. Artist associated with 112 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 188
George IV dies at Windsor on 26 June; William IV succeeds to the throne.Duke of Wellington resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Earl Grey.'Captain Swing' disturbances among agricultural districts in southern England. Taking their name from a mythical leader, hundreds of labourers break the threshing machines that threaten their winter employment.
Art and science
Liverpool and Manchester Railway opens; MP William Huskisson is run down by a train and killed at the inaugural ceremony.William Cobbett publishes Rural Rides
; a nostalgic tribute to the English countryside which expresses dismay at the sweeping changes taking place.
July Revolution in France overthrows the Bourbon dynasty. Charles X goes into exile in England and Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans is proclaimed King by the Chamber of Deputies who fear European opposition to the declaration of a second Republic.