Sarah Siddons (née Kemble)
by Charles Turner, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
mezzotint, published 1826 (1797)
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830), Portrait painter, collector and President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 687 portraits, Sitter in 25 portraits.
- Charles Turner (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 619 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- NPG D4231: Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) (from same plate)
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.