1 portrait of Sir David Brewster
published by Hughes & Edmonds
albumen print, published 1876
8 7/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (226 mm x 158 mm) image size
Given by Mrs Granville Proby, 1944
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Sittersback to top
- Sir David Brewster (1781-1868), Natural philosopher and academic administrator. Sitter in 18 portraits.
- Michael Faraday (1791-1867), Scientist. Sitter in 28 portraits.
- Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), Biologist and science educationist. Sitter in 47 portraits.
- John Tyndall (1820-1893), Physicist and mountaineer. Sitter in 33 portraits.
- Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), Scientist and inventor. Sitter in 7 portraits.
Events of 1876back to top
Current affairsFollowing the introduction of the Royal Titles Act, Queen Victoria is proclaimed Empress of India, with Disraeli deliberately flattering Victoria's imperialist ambitions. In turn, Victoria creates Disraeli Earl of Beaconsfield; he continues to run government from the Lords.
Art and scienceThe classical-subject painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, famous for his elegant depictions of the Roman Empire, paints An Audience at Agrippa's.
US inventor Alexander Graham Bell invents and patents the telephone following research into vocal physiology and speech instruction for the deaf, after discovering that sound could be transmitted and reconverted through an electric wire by using a continuous electric current.