1 portrait of Giovanni Aldini
by William Brockedon
chalk and pencil, 1830
14 3/4 in. x 10 5/8 in. (376 mm x 269 mm)
Transferred from National Gallery, 1994
Sitterback to top
- Giovanni Aldini (1762-1834), Italian experimental philosopher and writer. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- William Brockedon (1787-1854), Painter, writer and inventor. Artist associated with 112 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
Events of 1830back to top
Current affairsGeorge 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 scienceLiverpool 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.