2 of 2 portraits of George Borrow
replica by Henry Wyndham Phillips
oil on canvas, (1843)
19 in. x 14 1/2 in. (483 mm x 368 mm)
Given by Mrs Smith-Stanier, 1919
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Artistback to top
- Henry Wyndham Phillips (1820-1868), Painter. Artist associated with 34 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 45
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 67
Events of 1843back to top
Current affairsSir Henry Cole commissions 1,000 copies of the first Christmas card, designed by John Callcott Horsley. Cole would later be instrumental in staging the Great Exhibition, and in developing science and art education in Britain.
Nelson's statue, by E.H. Bailey, is placed on top of its column in Trafalgar Square.
Art and scienceThe Theatre Regulations Act is passed, abolishing the privileged position of the 'major' theatres which held letters patent from the crown, allowing all theatres to perform 'legitimate' theatre.
First volume of Ruskin's Modern Painters published, praising Turner and demanding that artists should demonstrate 'truth to nature' in their work. Ruskin is a great inspiration to the Pre-Raphaelites.