© National Portrait Gallery, London
Jane Anderson; Esther Ainslie; Helena Anderson; Mrs Arkley; Charles Atherton
by Augustin Edouart Click on the links below to find out more
silhouette, circa 1830
9 3/4 in. x 14 1/8 in. (247 mm x 359 mm)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- NPG D396: Sarah Siddons (née Kemble); (William Grattan) Tyrone Power as Dr O'Toole in 'The Irish Tutor'; (William Grattan) Tyrone Power (reverse)
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.