1 of 6 portraits of William Huskisson
replica by Richard Rothwell, after Richard Rothwell
oil on canvas, circa 1831, based on a work of 1830
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
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Artistback to top
- Richard Rothwell (1800-1868), Painter. Artist associated with 12 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
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.
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Events of 1830back to top
Current affairsGeorge 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 scienceLiverpool 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.