1 portrait of William Howley
by Maxim Gauci, printed by Paul Gauci, published by Colnaghi and Puckle, after Sir William Charles Ross
lithograph, published September 1839
22 in. x 14 7/8 in. (560 mm x 378 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt, 1910
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Sitterback to top
- William Howley (1766-1848), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 24 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Colnaghi and Puckle (active 1839-1845), Printsellers and publishers. Artist associated with 56 portraits.
- Maxim Gauci (1776-1854), Lithographer. Artist associated with 85 portraits.
- Paul Gauci (circa 1807-1875), Painter and lithographer. Artist associated with 10 portraits.
- Sir William Charles Ross (1794-1860), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 97 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (23 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, London)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1839back to top
Current affairsThe Bedchamber crisis strains relations between the government and the monarchy, after Queen Victoria refuses to dismiss her Whig-appointed ladies of the bedchamber at the request of the new, Conservative Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. Peel resigns and Melbourne returns as Prime Minister.
The Grand National is first held at the Aintree race course, won by the horse Lottery, and the first Henley Royal Regatta, the rowing event, is held on the Thames.
Art and scienceThe French and British scientists Louis Daguerre and William Henry Fox Talbot separately publicise their experiments with the new form of photography.
The prolific journalist Harriet Martineau publishes her three decker novel Deerbrook, the story of middle class country life.
InternationalThe first Opium War with China is sparked after the British government refuses to try six British soldiers accused of killing a Chinese man protecting a temple from looters. Relations were strained as Britain had promoted the drug opium in China to boost trade. Winning the war, Britain secured vital trading rights.
African captives aboard the Spanish ship La Amistad revolt, resulting in a highly publicised court case.