© National Portrait Gallery, London
after Henry Meyer Click on the links below to find out more
oil on canvas, (1826)
13 in. x 10 1/2 in. (330 mm x 267 mm)
- Charles Lamb (1775-1834), Essayist and poet. Sitter in 11 portraits.
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.
Riots break out in Lancashire against the use of the power loom, invented by Edmund Cartwright. The looms were gradually being introduced across the country, replacing large numbers of manual workers.
Art and science
Thomas Telford's Menai Straits and Conway Suspension Bridges open, the largest of their kind at the time.
Carl Weber arrives to live in England after his opera Der Freischutz
is the hit of the London season.