© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt
printed by Lefevre & Kohler, published by William Spooner, after Joseph Bouvier Click on the links below to find out more
12 1/4 in. x 7 5/8 in. (311 mm x 195 mm) paper size
- Joseph Bouvier (active 1839-1888), Painter, draughtsman and lithographer. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
- Lefevre & Kohler (active 1835), Lithographic printers. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- William Spooner (active circa 1844), Lithographic publisher. Artist associated with 2 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.