© National Portrait Gallery, London
after Augustin Edouart
ink, based on a work of 1826
10 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (273 mm x 184 mm)
- John Liston (1776?-1846), Comedian and actor. Sitter associated with 16 portraits.
Riots 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 science
Thomas Telford's Menai Straits and Conway Suspension Bridges open, the largest of their kind at the time.
Carl Weber arrives to live in England after his opera Der Freischutz
is the hit of the London season.