by Edward Scriven, published by Agnew & Zanetti, after Joseph Allen
stipple engraving, published 1826
18 1/2 in. x 14 1/4 in. (469 mm x 361 mm) plate size; 26 3/4 in. x 19 3/4 in. (681 mm x 501 mm) paper size
Given by Messrs Thomas Agnew, 1932
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- David Davies (1755-1828), Headmaster of Macclesfield Grammar School. Sitter in 1 portrait.
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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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