1 portrait of James Atkinson
by James Atkinson
oil on millboard, circa 1845
9 in. x 7 1/4 in. (229 mm x 184 mm)
Given by the sitter's son, Canon J.A. Atkinson, 1892
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Sitterback to top
- James Atkinson (1780-1852), Army surgeon and Oriental scholar. Sitter in 1 portrait, Artist of 9 portraits.
Artistback to top
- James Atkinson (1780-1852), Army surgeon and Oriental scholar. Artist of 9 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 18
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 21
Events of 1845back to top
Current affairsCardinal Newman converts to Roman Catholicism. A leader of the Oxford movement , growing in influence since the 1820s, Newman had raised doubts about the authority of the Anglican church.
Ralph Etwall, MP for Andover, demands an inquiry into the administration of the Andover workhouse, which leads to the abolition of the Poor Law Commission, and resolution of Parliament to improve workhouse conditions.
Art and scienceThe American poet, short story writer, critic and leader of the American Romantic movement, Edgar Allan Poe, publishes his narrative poem 'The Raven'. The poem is a supernatural tale of a mysterious talking raven's visit to a distraught lover, who descends into madness, and explores themes of self-torture and obsession.
The reconstruction of Trafalgar Square, by architects John Nash and Sir Charles Barry, is completed.