© National Portrait Gallery, London
replica by Richard Rothwell, after Richard Rothwell Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, circa 1831 (1830)
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
- Richard Rothwell (1800-1868), Painter. Artist associated with 12 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
The artist Richard Rothwell wrote that the first version of this portrait 'was so successful a likeness that it gave much pleasure to the friends of the lamented statesman'. This version was commissioned for Lord Egremont, but remained unfinished.
- Hart-Davis, Adam, Chain Reactions, 2000, p. 153
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 323
- Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 271
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.