© National Portrait Gallery, London
The Private Sitting Room of Sir Thomas Lawrence
published for Mr Keightley Click on the links below to find out more
aquatint, published December 1830
12 1/8 in. x 16 7/8 in. (309 mm x 429 mm) plate size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Sitter in 25 portraits, Artist associated with 684 portraits.
- Mr Keightley (active 1830), Publisher. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
- Place portrayed: Unknown Place (sitter's home, 65 Russell Square, Camden, London)
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.