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John Liston

1 of 28 portraits by Augustin Edouart

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John Liston

after Augustin Edouart
ink, based on a work of 1826
10 3/4 in. x 7 1/4 in. (273 mm x 184 mm)
Purchased, 1941
Primary Collection
NPG 3098

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  • John Liston (1776?-1846), Comedian and actor. Sitter associated with 17 portraits.

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  • Augustin Edouart (1789-1861), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 28 portraits.

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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.

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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.

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