15 of 18 portraits of Robert Southey
by and published by Henry Edward Dawe, published by Martin Colnaghi, after Samuel Lane
mezzotint, published 20 February 1826
12 3/8 in. x 8 7/8 in. (316 mm x 226 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (6 Bartholomew Place, Kentish Town; Cockspur Street, London)
Events of 1826back to top
Current affairsRiots break out in Lancashire against the use of the power loom, invented by Edmund Cartwright. The looms were gradually being introduced across the country, replacing large numbers of manual workers.
Art and scienceThomas Telford's Menai Straits and Conway Suspension Bridges open, the largest of their kind at the time.
InternationalCarl Weber arrives to live in England after his opera Der Freischutz is the hit of the London season.
Exhibitions and displays
- Celebrating Charlotte Brontë: 1816 – 1855
Until 14 August