by Lowes Cato Dickinson
oil on canvas, 1870, based on a work of 1861
72 1/4 in. x 48 in. (1835 mm x 1219 mm)
Given by Reform Club, 1870
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Sitterback to top
- Richard Cobden (1804-1865), Politician; MP for several constituencies, manufacturer and free trade campaigner. Sitter in 50 portraits.
Artistback to top
- Lowes Cato Dickinson (1819-1908), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 38 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 106
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 132
Events of 1861back to top
Current affairsDeath of Prince Albert, from typhoid fever. Queen Victoria goes into a long period of mourning, withdrawing from public duties, and becomes known by the satirical title 'Widow of Windsor'.
Art and scienceMrs Beeton's Book of Household Management is published by her husband Sidney, who successfully maintained the Beeton brand after his wife's early death seven years later. The highly popular book, containing recipes and advice for housekeeping, appealed to the Victorian belief that a woman's role was managing the home.
Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Company is founded, marking the start of the arts and crafts movement.