© National Portrait Gallery, London
Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquess of Argyll
by Samuel Freeman, after William Derby, after David Scougall
stipple and line engraving, published 1826 Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966 Reference Collection NPG D7109
William Derby (1786-1847), Watercolour and miniature painter. Artist associated with 133 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Samuel Freeman (1773-1857), Engraver. Artist associated with 80 portraits.
David Scougall (active 1654-1682), Artist. Artist associated with 5 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
is the hit of the London season.