© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave), after William Faithorne Click on the links below to find out more
etching, 1825 or before
8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (202 mm x 148 mm) plate size; 12 5/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (322 mm x 246 mm) paper size
- John Aubrey (1626-1697), Antiquary. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 719 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
- Mary Dawson Turner (née Palgrave) (1774-1850), Artist. Artist associated with 76 portraits, Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
Strikes, contract breaking and worker intimidation prompt the passing of a new Anti-Trade Union Combination Act to the dismay of economist John McCulloch, MP Joseph Hume and radical Francis Place who had worked for the repeal of the previous year. Catholic Relief Bill is rejected by the House of Lords.
Art and science
Construction of Thames Tunnel begins under the direction of Marc Isambard Brunel.Stockton to Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger system, opens.William Hazlitt publishes The Spirit of the Age
; twenty-five pen-portraits of his contemporaries in the world of literature, philosophy and politics.
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
premieres in London. John Quincy Adams is elected President of the United States.