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George Arnald

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George Arnald

by John Thomas Smith
sepia and wash, circa 1830
13 1/2 in. x 9 in. (343 mm x 229 mm)
Purchased, 1922
Primary Collection
NPG 1967a

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  • George Arnald (1763-1841), Marine and landscape painter. Sitter in 2 portraits, Artist or producer of 1 portrait.

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  • John Thomas Smith (1766-1833), Draughtsman and antiquary. Artist or producer associated with 37 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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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.

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