© National Portrait Gallery, London
Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber
by Richard James Lane
lithograph, October 1826
6 5/8 in. x 5 5/8 in. (168 mm x 144 mm) paper size
Given by Austin Lane Poole, 1956
- Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist associated with 1225 portraits, Sitter in 6 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.