11 of 82 portraits of Thomas Carlyle
by Domenico Brucciani, after Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of hands, 1875
10 in. x 8 1/2 in. (254 mm x 216 mm)
Given by the makers, D. Brucciani & Co, 1911
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Sitterback to top
- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Historian and essayist. Sitter associated with 82 portraits.
Artistsback to top
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 92
- 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.