2 of 2 portraits of William Gordon
by Charles Edward Wagstaff, after Henry William Pickersgill
mezzotint, mid 19th century
25 3/4 in. x 16 3/8 in. (655 mm x 415 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1958
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- William Gordon (1784-1858), Politician; MP for Aberdeenshire. Sitter in 2 portraits.
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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.