William Cunningham

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William Cunningham

by William Henry Egleton, after Henry Anelay
stipple engraving, mid 19th century
11 1/2 in. x 9 in. (291 mm x 228 mm) plate size; 13 5/8 in. x 10 1/8 in. (345 mm x 257 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D34429

Sitterback to top

  • William Cunningham (1805-1861), Church leader and theological writer. Sitter in 2 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Henry Anelay (1817-1883). Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.
  • William Henry Egleton (active 1833-1862), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 26 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

Events of 1830back to top

Current affairs

George 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 science

Liverpool 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.

International

July Revolution in France overthrows the Bourbon dynasty. Charles X goes into exile in England and Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans is proclaimed King by the Chamber of Deputies who fear European opposition to the declaration of a second Republic.

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