by Louis Haghe, printed by William Day Sr, published by S. & J. Fuller
hand-coloured lithograph, published 5 April 1826
13 1/4 in. x 8 3/4 in. (337 mm x 221 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Madame Vestris (Lucia Elizabeth Vestris (née Bartolozzi, later Mathews)) (1797-1856), Actress and singer; former wife of Armand Vestris, and later wife of Charles James Mathews. Sitter associated with 20 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- William Day Sr (1797-1845), Publisher and printer of lithographs. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
- S. & J. Fuller (active 1809-1854), Printsellers, stationers and artists' colourmen. Artist associated with 61 portraits.
- Louis Haghe (1806-1885), Lithographer and watercolour painter. Artist associated with 7 portraits.
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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