after Thomas Rowlandson
hand-coloured etching, published 1825
11 1/4 in. x 8 3/4 in. (285 mm x 223 mm) plate size; 11 1/2 in. x 9 1/8 in. (293 mm x 233 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- William Huntington (1745-1813), Coalheaver and eccentric preacher. Sitter in 4 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Thomas Rowlandson (1757-1827), Satirical draughtsman. Artist associated with 28 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
Events of 1825back to top
Current affairsStrikes, contract breaking and worker intimidation prompt the passing of a new Anti-Trade Union Combination Act to the dismay of economist John McCulloch, MP Joseph Hume and radical Francis Place who had worked for the repeal of the previous year.
Catholic Relief Bill is rejected by the House of Lords.
Art and scienceConstruction of Thames Tunnel begins under the direction of Marc Isambard Brunel.
Stockton to Darlington Railway, the world's first passenger system, opens.
William Hazlitt publishes The Spirit of the Age; twenty-five pen-portraits of his contemporaries in the world of literature, philosophy and politics.
InternationalBeethoven's Ninth Symphony premieres in London.
John Quincy Adams is elected President of the United States.
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