7 of 8 portraits of Richard Yates
by William Say, published by William Sams, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 1 May 1826
15 1/2 in. x 12 1/2 in. (393 mm x 316 mm) plate size; 17 5/8 in. x 14 1/2 in. (449 mm x 368 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Artistsback to top
- James Lonsdale (1777-1839), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 106 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
- William Sams (circa 1793-1842), Bookseller and publisher. Artist associated with 37 portraits.
- William Say (1768-1834), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 260 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Events of 1826back to top
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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