© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Charles Turner, after James Ramsay
mezzotint, published 1826
13 7/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (355 mm x 251 mm)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- James Archer (1751-1834), Chaplain to the Bavarian Minister. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- James Ramsay (1789-1854), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 35 portraits.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 618 portraits, Sitter in 2 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.