© National Portrait Gallery, London
James Hewitt, 3rd Viscount Lifford
by Isaac Ware Slater, after Joseph Slater
lithograph, 1826 or after
22 1/8 in. x 15 in. (561 mm x 381 mm) paper size
Given by Grillion's Club, 1903
- Isaac Ware Slater (1784-1836), Painter and lithographer. Artist associated with 21 portraits.
- 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.