© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Daniel Maclise, published by James Fraser Click on the links below to find out more
lithograph, originally published 1830-1838
11 in. x 8 7/8 in. (280 mm x 224 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1929
- Washington Irving (1783-1859), American biographer and novelist. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
- James Fraser (after 1804-1841), Publisher. Artist associated with 47 portraits.
- Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), History and portrait painter. Artist associated with 107 portraits, Sitter associated with 17 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.