© National Portrait Gallery, London
George Agar-Ellis, 1st Baron Dover
by Richard James Lane, after Joseph Slater
lithograph, 1826 or after
22 in. x 15 in. (558 mm x 382 mm) paper size
Given by Grillion's Club, 1933
- Richard James Lane (1800-1872), Sculptor and lithographer. Artist associated with 1225 portraits, Sitter in 6 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.