John Stuart Mill
5 of 20 portraits of John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill
by John Watkins, or by John & Charles Watkins, printed by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen cabinet card, 1865 (1870s)
5 3/4 in. x 3 7/8 in. (147 mm x 100 mm) image size
Given by H.J. Plenderleith, 1951
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Sitterback to top
- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873), Social philosopher, economist and advocate of women's rights. Sitter in 20 portraits.
Artistsback to top
Linked publicationsback to top
- Levitt, Sarah, Fashion in Photographs 1880-1900, 1991, p. 16
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographers' studio, 34 Parliament Street, London)
Events of 1865back to top
Current affairsElizabeth Garrett Anderson is the first female to be awarded a doctor's licence. She is also involved in collecting signatures for the Manchester Suffrage Committee, the first suffrage organisation, formed this year. John Stuart Mill was also elected to parliament this year on the platform of women's suffrage.Palmerston dies in October, and is replaced as leader of the Liberal government by his Foreign Secretary, Lord Russell.
Art and scienceLewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is published, inspired by Carroll's relationship (as Oxford don Sir Charles Dodgson) with his friend Henry George Liddell's daughter Alice.Matthew Arnold publishes the first series of Essays in Criticism, a defining text in the development of English literature as an academic discipline.
InternationalIn the American civil war, Robert E. Lee surrenders the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant, leading to the surrender of the Confederacy's remaining field armies. A few days later, US President Abraham Lincoln is shot dead by Confederate sympathiser John Wilkes Booth. Later this year slavery is officially abolished after years of fierce campaigning. In response, the first branch of the Ku Klux Klan is founded on Christmas Eve.
Exhibitions and displays
- Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862 – 1948
Until 11 December