© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Brockedon Click on the links below to find out more
coloured chalk, 1826
15 in. x 11 in. (379 mm x 283 mm)
Transferred from National Gallery, 1994
- Samuel Prout (1783-1852), Watercolour painter. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- William Brockedon (1787-1854), Painter, writer and inventor. Artist associated with 112 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 386
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.