1 portrait of John Flaxman
by William Camden Edwards, after John Jackson
line engraving, published 1830
6 1/2 in. x 4 5/8 in. (165 mm x 119 mm) plate size; 17 3/8 in. x 12 1/8 in. (440 mm x 309 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1961
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Sitterback to top
- John Flaxman (1755-1826), Sculptor. Sitter in 22 portraits, Artist associated with 14 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.