4 of 4 portraits of Charlotte Brontë
by Walker & Boutall, after George Richmond
8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (203 mm x 136 mm) paper size
Given by Reginald J. Smith, 1904
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- Charlotte Brontë (Mrs A.B. Nicholls) (1816-1855), Novelist. Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
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Events of 1850back to top
Current affairsCardinal Wiseman, a Catholic priest who had exerted a strong influence on the Oxford movement, is made a Cardinal and leader of the Catholic church in England, thus restoring Roman Catholic hierarchy in England.
Art and scienceDeath of poet laureate William Wordsworth; his great autobiographical poem The Prelude is published posthumously, famously charting the growth of the poet's mind.
Tennyson's In Memoriam is also published. A poignant record of his grief over the death of his friend Arthur Hallam, the poem also movingly questions the strength of faith in an increasingly scientific age.