© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Samuel William Reynolds, after Alexander Mosses
mezzotint, published 1826
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (353 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 19 7/8 in. x 14 7/8 in. (506 mm x 378 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Edward Bickersteth (1786-1850), Church of England clergyman and evangelical leader. Sitter in 4 portraits.
- Alexander Mosses (1793-1837), Painter. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 628 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- NPG D704: Edward Bickersteth (from same plate)
- NPG D1300: Edward Bickersteth (from same plate)
- NPG D31754: Edward Bickersteth (from same plate)
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.