1 portrait of Richard Jenkyns
by Thomas Goff Lupton, published by James Wyatt & Son, after Henry Perronet Briggs
mezzotint, published 1 January 1842 (exhibited 1841)
20 3/8 in. x 15 1/8 in. (517 mm x 383 mm) plate size; 24 1/4 in. x 19 7/8 in. (616 mm x 504 mm) paper size
Given by Ernest E. Leggatt, 1929
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Sitterback to top
- Richard Jenkyns (1782-1854), Head of Balliol College, Oxford. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Artistsback to top
- Henry Perronet Briggs (1791-1844), Antiquary and subject painter. Artist associated with 54 portraits.
- Thomas Goff Lupton (1791-1873), Engraver. Artist associated with 127 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
- James Wyatt & Son (active 1839-1853), Printsellers, publishers, carvers, gilders and picture and looking glass framemakers. Artist associated with 6 portraits.
Events of 1842back to top
Current affairsEdwin Chadwick publishes his damning report, Sanitary Conditions of the Labouring Poor, which details the shocking living conditions of the urban poor and prompts government to take a new interest in public health issues.
A year-long depression and the rejection of the Chartist petition leads to riots, with workers striking in the Midlands, Lancashire, Yorkshire, and parts of Scotland.
Art and scienceMudie's Lending Library opens, becoming one of the largest circulating libraries in the period. Made popular by the otherwise high cost of books, it exerts a great influence over literature; both by maintaining the more costly 'three decker' novel structure, and acting as moral censor.
Richard Owen, the English biologist, comparative anatomist and palaeontologist, coins the term 'dinosaur', combining the Greek words for 'formidable' and 'reptile'.