© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Robert Chinnery
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, 1826 or after 11 in. x 8 7/8 in. (280 mm x 226 mm) plate size; 22 in. x 15 1/8 in. (560 mm x 383 mm) paper size Given by Grillion's Club, 1903 Reference Collection NPG D20575
Frederick Christian Lewis Sr (1779-1856), Engraver and landscape painter. Artist associated with 192 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Joseph Slater (circa 1779-1837), Painter and draughtsman. Artist associated with 127 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
is the hit of the London season.