© National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey Click on the links below to find out more
pencil, after 1830
17 in. x 12 1/4 in. (432 mm x 311 mm)
Given by Mrs George Jones, 1871
No bust is recorded as having been made.
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 200
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 265
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 624
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.