by Samuel William Reynolds, after James Lonsdale
mezzotint, published 1826
13 3/4 in. x 11 7/8 in. (348 mm x 303 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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Current affairsRiots 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 scienceThomas Telford's Menai Straits and Conway Suspension Bridges open, the largest of their kind at the time.
InternationalCarl Weber arrives to live in England after his opera Der Freischutz is the hit of the London season.
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