© National Portrait Gallery, London
by William Ward, after John Jackson Click on the links below to find out more
mezzotint, before 1826
14 in. x 11 1/8 in. (355 mm x 281 mm) plate size; 18 1/4 in. x 14 1/8 in. (463 mm x 358 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Robert Walpole (1768-1834), Cricketer; son of Hon. Richard Walpole. Sitter in 3 portraits.
- John Jackson (1778-1831), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 230 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- William Ward (1766-1826), Engraver; father of William James Ward. Artist associated with 167 portraits.
Riots break out in Lancashire against the use of the power loom, invented by Edmund Cartwright. The looms were gradually being introduced across the country, replacing large numbers of manual workers.
Art and science
Thomas Telford's Menai Straits and Conway Suspension Bridges open, the largest of their kind at the time.
Carl Weber arrives to live in England after his opera Der Freischutz
is the hit of the London season.