© National Portrait Gallery, London
What's in the Wind Now? Here's Will'any in the Wind. (King William IV; William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne)
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Charles Etienne Pierre Motte, published by Thomas McLean Click on the links below to find out more
lithograph, published 17 May 1831
10 3/8 in. x 13 in. (262 mm x 331 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1900
Parliamentary Reform Bill is rejected by the House of Lords prompting riots in Nottingham, Derby and Bristol.
Art and science
Michael Faraday demonstrates electromagnetic induction.Death of Lady Sarah Ponsonby, last of the famous Ladies of Llangollen who attracted many of the leading names in art and literature to visit them at their home in Plas Newydd, Wales.Opening of New London Bridge, designed by John Rennie.
Violinist Niccolo Paganini arrives in England from Italy and embarks on a six month tour of the country after astonishing London audiences with his virtuoso performances.Revolutionary outbreaks in Modena, Parma and the Papal States influenced by the July Revolution in France the previous year.