© National Portrait Gallery, London
John Otway Cuffe, 2nd Earl of Desart
by Frederick Christian Lewis Sr, after Joseph Slater
stipple engraving, 1826 or after
11 1/8 in. x 9 in. (281 mm x 230 mm) plate size; 22 1/8 in. x 15 in. (562 mm x 382 mm) paper size
Given by Grillion's Club, 1903
- 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 Der Freischutz
is the hit of the London season.