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by Samuel Lover
watercolour, circa 1826
16 3/4 in. x 13 in. (425 mm x 330 mm)
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- Madame Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Vestris (née Bartolozzi, later Mathews)) (1797-1856), Actress and singer; former wife of Armand Vestris, and later wife of Charles James Mathews. Sitter associated with 20 portraits.
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- Samuel Lover (1797-1868), Songwriter, novelist and painter. Artist associated with 7 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
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As Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor
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Events of 1826back to top
Current affairsRiots 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 scienceThomas Telford's Menai Straits and Conway Suspension Bridges open, the largest of their kind at the time.
InternationalCarl Weber arrives to live in England after his opera Der Freischutz is the hit of the London season.
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