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William Gomm

1 of 2 portraits by Archibald Archer

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William Gomm

by Samuel Cousins, after Archibald Archer
mezzotint, 1826
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, 1971
Reference Collection
NPG D34588

Sitterback to top

  • William Gomm (1747-1831), Rector of Bramdean, Hants. Sitter in 1 portrait.

Artistsback to top

  • Archibald Archer (active 1810-1845), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.
  • Samuel Cousins (1801-1887), Engraver. Artist or producer associated with 180 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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Events of 1826back to top

Current affairs

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.

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