© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Samuel William Reynolds, published by Dobbs & Co, after Henry Wyatt
mezzotint, published 1 May 1826
13 7/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (354 mm x 252 mm) plate size; 24 in. x 17 1/4 in. (611 mm x 439 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Josiah Pratt (1768-1844), Evangelical divine. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Dobbs & Co (active circa 1826-1840), Publishers. Artist associated with 94 portraits.
- Samuel William Reynolds (1773-1835), Mezzotint engraver and painter. Artist associated with 628 portraits, Sitter in 3 portraits.
- Henry Wyatt (1794-1840), Painter. Artist associated with 19 portraits.
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.