1 portrait of Henry Fawcett
by Lock & Whitfield, published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
woodburytype, published 1876
4 3/8 in. x 3 1/2 in. (112 mm x 90 mm) image size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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Sitterback to top
- Henry Fawcett (1833-1884), Politician, political economist and academic. Sitter in 23 portraits.
Artistsback to top
Placesback to top
- Place made: United Kingdom: England, London (photographers' studio, 178 Regent Street, London)
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Facing Blindness: Visual Impairment in the Nineteenth Century (From 18 November 2013)
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.