- Extended Catalogue Entry
by Edwin Landseer
pencil, circa 1830
4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (100 mm x 120 mm)
Sitterback to top
- Charles Mathews (1776-1835), Comedian. Sitter associated with 22 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Artistback to top
- Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873), Painter. Artist associated with 55 portraits, Sitter in 22 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.