by Daniel Maclise, published by James Fraser
lithograph, originally published 1830-1838
11 in. x 8 7/8 in. (280 mm x 224 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1929
Sitterback to top
- Washington Irving (1783-1859), American biographer and novelist. Sitter in 4 portraits, Artist associated with 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- William Hazlitt's Spirit of the Age (20 May 2003 - 2 November 2003)
Events of 1830back to top
Current affairsGeorge IV dies at Windsor on 26 June; William IV succeeds to the throne.
Duke of Wellington resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Earl Grey.
'Captain Swing' disturbances among agricultural districts in southern England. Taking their name from a mythical leader, hundreds of labourers break the threshing machines that threaten their winter employment.
Art and scienceLiverpool and Manchester Railway opens; MP William Huskisson is run down by a train and killed at the inaugural ceremony.
William Cobbett publishes Rural Rides; a nostalgic tribute to the English countryside which expresses dismay at the sweeping changes taking place.