© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Henry Thomas Ryall, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, published 1831
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Henry Thomas Ryall (1811-1867), Engraver. Artist associated with 52 portraits.
- Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt (1646-1723), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 1679 portraits, Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
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.