6 of 52 portraits of Robert Browning
by (Wilhelm Augustus) Rudolf Lehmann
oil on canvas, 1884
37 in. x 28 in. (940 mm x 711 mm)
Given by (Wilhelm Augustus) Rudolf Lehmann, 1890
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Sitterback to top
- Robert Browning (1812-1889), Poet; husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Sitter in 52 portraits.
Artistback to top
- (Wilhelm Augustus) Rudolf Lehmann (1819-1905), Genre and portrait painter. Artist associated with 11 portraits, Sitter in 4 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 70
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 83
Events of 1884back to top
Current affairsThe Third Reform Act further reduces the financial threshold for voters, extending the franchise to all householders in the counties, achieving uniformity with those in the boroughs, and effectively doubling the electorate from 2.5 million to just under 5 million.
Foundation of the socialist group, the Fabian Society. The group quickly grows in size, including members Eleanor Marx, George Bernard Shaw and Beatrice Webb.