10 of 82 portraits of Thomas Carlyle
by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
terracotta cast of bust, circa 1875
22 in. (559 mm) high
Given by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt, 1882
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Sitterback to top
- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Historian and essayist. Sitter associated with 82 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt (1834-1890), Sculptor. Artist associated with 33 portraits, Sitter in 16 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 90
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 104
Events of 1875back to top
Current affairsSamuel Plimsoll, a back-bench Liberal MP, campaigns for measures to prevent the practice of overloading unseaworthy vessels and claiming insurance. The Plimsoll Line is established; a line drawn on ships, it denotes the maximum legal load a cargo ship is allowed to carry.
The Public Health Act, the work of Richard A. Cross, sets down in detail the responsibilities of local authorities in terms of public health.