2 of 4 portraits of Washington Irving
after Daniel Maclise
pen and ink, (early 1830s)
9 7/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (252 mm x 201 mm) paper size
Given by J.M. Browne, 1939
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- Washington Irving (1783-1859), American biographer and novelist. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
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- Daniel Maclise (1806-1870), History and portrait painter. Artist associated with 107 portraits, Sitter associated with 17 portraits.
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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.