by Henry Meyer Click on the links below to find out more
stipple engraving, circa 1825-1850
11 in. x 8 1/2 in. (278 mm x 216 mm) plate size; 11 1/2 in. x 8 3/4 in. (291 mm x 223 mm) paper size
Bequeathed by (Frederick) Leverton Harris, 1927
- Ralph Allen (1694-1763), Philanthropist; known as 'The Man of Bath'. Sitter associated with 5 portraits.
- Henry Meyer (1782?-1847), Portrait painter and engraver. Artist associated with 279 portraits.
Strikes, contract breaking and worker intimidation prompt the passing of a new Anti-Trade Union Combination Act to the dismay of economist John McCulloch, MP Joseph Hume and radical Francis Place who had worked for the repeal of the previous year. Catholic Relief Bill is rejected by the House of Lords.
Art and science
Construction of Thames Tunnel begins under the direction of Marc Isambard Brunel.Stockton to Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger system, opens.William Hazlitt publishes The Spirit of the Age
; twenty-five pen-portraits of his contemporaries in the world of literature, philosophy and politics.
Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
premieres in London. John Quincy Adams is elected President of the United States.