1 of 2 portraits by Archibald Archer
by Samuel Cousins, after Archibald Archer
14 3/8 in. x 10 7/8 in. (364 mm x 277 mm) plate size; 18 1/8 in. x 13 7/8 in. (459 mm x 353 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1971
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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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