© National Portrait Gallery, London
Hon. William Fullerton Elphinstone
by Louis Haghe, printed by Day & Haghe, after John Opie Click on the links below to find out more
16 3/8 in. x 12 1/4 in. (415 mm x 310 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1961
- Day & Haghe (active 1833-1845), Lithographers. Artist associated with 45 portraits.
- Louis Haghe (1806-1885), Lithographer and watercolour painter. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
- John Opie (1761-1807), Portrait and history painter. Artist associated with 148 portraits, Sitter in 13 portraits.
George 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 science
Liverpool 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.
July Revolution in France overthrows the Bourbon dynasty. Charles X goes into exile in England and Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans is proclaimed King by the Chamber of Deputies who fear European opposition to the declaration of a second Republic.