© National Portrait Gallery, London
George James Cholmondeley, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley
by William Brett, after John Simpson Click on the links below to find out more
14 5/8 in. x 12 1/4 in. (372 mm x 312 mm) paper size
Given by Westminster Public Libraries, 1943
- William Brett (active 1824-1830), Reproductive engraver. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
- John Simpson (1782-1847). Artist associated with 16 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.