2 of 20 portraits on display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
by Richard Evans
oil on canvas, 1841
36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm)
Bequeathed by the sitter's son, Christopher Bradshaw, 1928
Click on the links below to find out more:
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 49
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 72
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1841back to top
Current affairsSir Robert Peel's second term as Prime Minister. Peel replaces the Whig Prime Minister Lord Melbourne after a Conservative general election victory. The English comic periodical Punch is first published, under the auspices of engraver Ebenezer Landells and writer Henry Mayhew, and quickly establishes itself as a radical commentary on the arts, politics and current affairs, notable for its heavily satirised cartoons.
Art and scienceThomas Carlyle publishes his set of lectures On Heroes and Hero Worship, in which he attempts to connect past heroic figures to significant figures form the present.
William Henry Fox Talbot invents the calotype process, in which photographs were developed from negatives. This allowed for multiple copies of images to be made, and was the basis of modern, pre-digital, photographic processing.