4 of 28 portraits of Michael Faraday
by Sir Thomas Brock, after John Henry Foley
marble bust, 1886, based on a work of 1877
32 in. (813 mm) high
Given by Committee of Gentlemen, 1886
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Linked publicationsback to top
- Ormond, Richard, Early Victorian Portraits, 1973, p. 169
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 213
Events of 1877back to top
Current affairsTrial of social activists Annie Besant and Charles Bradlaugh following their publication of a book by the American birth-control campaigner Charles Knowlton, which suggested that working class families should be able to practice birth control. Although found guilty, the case was thrown out on a technical fault.
Art and scienceThe Grosevenor Gallery opens, founded by Sir Coutts Lindsay, as a rival to the Royal Academy. It exhibited work by artists such as Edward Burne-Jones and Walter Crane, outside of the British mainstream, and became famous as the home of the Aesthetic movement.
The first Lawn Tennis Championship is held at Wimbledon with around 20 male competitors, witnessed by a few hundred spectators. Spencer Gore the first singles champion, wins 12 guineas.