© National Portrait Gallery, London
after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1826
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- James Ward (1769-1859), Engraver and painter of animals. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 39 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.