© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Robert Graves, after Daniel Mytens Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, mid 19th century
11 7/8 in. x 9 3/8 in. (302 mm x 239 mm) plate size; 17 1/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (435 mm x 296 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- John Ashburnham (1603-1671), Courtier, diplomat, royalist and politician; MP for Hastings and Sussex. Sitter associated with 3 portraits.
- Robert Graves (1798-1873), Line engraver. Artist associated with 34 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Daniel Mytens (1590-1647), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 52 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
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.